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Nemrut 2006 09 1428.jpg

Nemrut 2006 09 1428.jpg

Some of the heads on the east terrace. They are up to 2½ m in height.
From left to right: king Antiochos I, Heracles-Artagnes-Ares (the multiple names of this god indicating his syncretic nature) and an eagle (a guardian animal). All the statues appear to have Greek-style facial features, but Persian clothing and hairstyling.

Correspondent: J.M.Criel, Antwerpen.
Sources: (amongst others) File 448: ‘Nemrut Dağı’ – World Heritage List, Unesco (see:
Wikipedia & Personal visits (1983, 1987, 1994).

Nikon D2x
1/250s f/8.0 at 19.0mm iso100 full exif

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