Some of the heads on the east terrace. They are up to 2½ m in height.
From left to right: an eagle (a guardian animal), Apollo-Mithra-Helios-Hermes, the goddess Commagene-Tyche, and Zeus-Oromasdes (the multiple names of the gods indicating their syncretic nature).
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: whc.unesco.org)
& Personal visits (1983, 1987, 1994).