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Nemrut 2006 09 1419.jpg

Nemrut 2006 09 1419.jpg

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The last climb to the east terrace.

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:
& Personal visits (1983, 1987, 1994).

Nikon D2x
1/350s f/8.0 at 44.0mm iso100 full exif

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GERDA 29-Jan-2008 09:44
des is einfach nur scheeeeen!!