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Nemrut 2006 09 1399.jpg
12-SEP-2006

Nemrut 2006 09 1399.jpg

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).

Nikon D2x
1/640s f/8.0 at 130.0mm iso100 full exif

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