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Nemrut 2006 09 1400.jpg
12-SEP-2006

Nemrut 2006 09 1400.jpg

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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.

A first glimpse of the Nemrut mountain. You can see the statues on the west (left) and east (right) side.

To have his Hierotheseion (temple-tomb) built, King Antiochus I Theos (69-34 BC) first had the top of the mountain (the highest of his kingdom) leveled, and replaced by a huge funerary mound of stone chips, originally 60 m high and with a diameter of 145 m. This tumulus of stone chips (still 45-50 m high) is surrounded on three sides by terraces to the east, west and north directions; the statues stand on the east and west sides.

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).

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