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Nemrut 2006 09 1447.jpg
12-SEP-2006

Nemrut 2006 09 1447.jpg

Three out of the five giant limestone statues, identified by their inscriptions as seated deities, facing outwards from the tumulus, on the upper level of the east terrace. They represent (from left to right) Zeus-Oromasdes, king Antiochos I and Heracles-Artagnes-Ares holding a mace. A highly developed technology was used to build this colossal statues, which were eight or nine meters in height (the fallen heads included).

Correspondent: J.M.Criel, Antwerpen.
Sources: File 448: ‘Nemrut Dağı’ – World Heritage List, Unesco (see: whc.unesco.org) .

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