I walked up to the grave monument of Antiochus (about 8 kilometres; and then back), so these pictures represent what most people will see flashing by from their busses.
In the background of the picture: the summit of the Nemrud Mountain, where King Antiochus I Theos (69-34 BC) had his Hierotheseion (temple-tomb) built. First he had the top of the mountain (the highest of his kingdom) leveled, and replaced by a huge funerary mound of stone chips, 50 m high and with a diameter of 145 m.
Correspondent: J.M.Criel, Antwerpen.
Sources: (amongst others) File 448: ‘Nemrut Dağı’ – World Heritage List, Unesco (see: whc.unesco.org)
& Personal visits (1983, 1987, 1994).