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Mt. Nemrut

Mt. Nemrut

Mount Nemrut is 2.206 meters above sea level and is one of the highest peaks in Mesopotamia.This mountain is home to his own tomb, built by King Antiochus I of Kommagene.

In this tomb, there are giant statues of the gods, each 6 tons and 10 meters high. It is not hard to predict how a superhuman effort has been made in the construction of this incredible work.

The main materials used in the construction were rock fragments and they were moved from the valley to the top of the mountain.

With this creative construction style, the burial chamber of the king prevented the entry of grave thieves. It is a well-prepared burial chamber that has not yet been discovered. The king’s treasures are still waiting to be discovered.

The statues of gods placed in three directions of the tumulus are so fascinating that they are enough to be included in the UNESCO world heritage list.

The Kingdom of Commagene dominated the region for almost two centuries between 109 BC – 72 AD. The Kommagene Kingdom is known to be a mixture of Macedonian and Persian cultures.

For a while, the Kingdom of Commagene was the most powerful state in the region, and various artifacts of this kingdom were still standing in this region. This old-time city that attracts history enthusiasts also offers an extraordinary sunrise experience. It is an unforgettable visual feast to watch the sunrise in the Mt. Nemrut accompanied by statues of gods.