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Nemrut Dağı

Via Kahta, near Adıyaman, where an airport connects to Isntanbul and Ankara


The incomparable mountaintop royal tomb dating from the 1st century BC was built for Antiochus I Theos, ruler of the kingdom of Commagene, and his colossul statue was joined by those of both Greek and Persian gods. Min Hogg visited the site for Cornucopia 24: ‘Panting, at the top we find a flat terrace dominated by a man-made tumulus of shale. The terrace is a cascade of carved stone heads, each taller than a man, toppled from a row of huge stone thrones on a higher level…’


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