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Nemrut 2006 09 1450.jpg
12-SEP-2006

Nemrut 2006 09 1450.jpg

Detail of the giant limestone statue of Zeus-Oromasdes, on the upper level of the east terrace. The double name of the god indicates his syncretic nature: Greek and Persian (Ahura Mazda is the Avestan name for a higher spirit of the Old Iranian religion). He is the god sitting in the middle of the row. The statue was nine meters in height (the fallen head included).
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) & Wikipedia.

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