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At The Peak Of Civilization
Listed Among Unesco’s Natural And Cultural Heritage Sites, The Mount Nemrut Statues And Monumental Tombs Are Some Of Turkey’s Historical And Cultural Treasures.
TIPS FOR YOUR VISIT
• Get up early and start your tour by watching an incomparable sunrise.
• Check out the original words of the Commagene King Antiochus I inscribed on the terraces that surround his monumental tomb.
• See the colossal limestone statues on the eastern and western terraces of Mount Nemrut.
• Don’t leave without sampling the fresh trout on the shore of the dam reservoir.
BOTH EAST AND WEST
Commagene meant ‘community of genes’ in ancient Greek, and indeed this dynasty has roots going back to Alexander the Great of Macedon and the Persian Emperor Darius the Great. The statues on Mount Nemrut are a manifestation of this cultural diversity, which embraces both east and west.
What: Royal sanctuary and monumental tomb of the Commagene King Antiochus I
Where: Kahta township, Adıyaman
When: 62 B.C.E.
Date added to UNESCO list: 1987