Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Nemrut Dağ

This site looks like a garden of statues. Even with the heads removed from the bodies the statues are still quite imposing

Heads of Statues in Nemrut
This postcard was sent by Onder

Nemrut or Nemrud (TurkishNemrut Dağı) is a 2,134-metre-high (7,001 ft) mountain in southeastern Turkey, notable for the summit where a number of large statues are erected around what is assumed to be a royal tomb from the 1st century BC.
In 62 BC, King Antiochus I Theos of Commagene built on the mountain top a tomb-sanctuary flanked by huge statues 8–9-metre-high (26–30 ft) of himself, two lions, two eagles and various GreekArmenian, and Medes gods, such as Zeus-Aramazd or Oromasdes (associated with Zoroastrian god Ahura Mazda), Hercules-VahagnTyche-Bakht, and Apollo-Mihr-Mithras. These statues were once seated, with names of each god inscribed on them. The heads of the statues have at some stage been removed from their bodies, and they are now scattered throughout the site. - in: wikipedia

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