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Nemrut 2006 09 1452.jpg
12-SEP-2006

Nemrut 2006 09 1452.jpg

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).

Nikon D2x
1/800s f/3.5 at 78.0mm iso100 full exif

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