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Nemrut 2006 09 1422.jpg

Nemrut 2006 09 1422.jpg

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The (artificial) hill at the top of the mountain (2150 metres).

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).

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1/350s f/7.1 at 24.0mm iso100 full exif

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GERDA 03-Jan-2008 09:17