September 2018

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Sunrise on the Mountain of the Gods

The next morning, of course, I didn’t miss the sunrise on the east side of the Nemrut Dağı. On the east and west sides of the mountain, a row of large statues of gods were erected on a terrace, but they were severely damaged by earthquakes and storms in the meantime, so that the heads […]

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Sunset on Mount Nemrut Dağı

Sunset on the 2150 meter high mountain Nemrut Dağı, which lies in the southeast of Turkey. On its peak, King Antiochos I (69-36 B.C.) erected a sanctuary and probably his own tomb. The alleged tomb consists of a gravel pile from fist large stones with a height of 45 meters and 150 meters of diameter […]

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