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Mount Nemrut, Adiyaman

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Mount Nemrut or Nemrud (Turkish: Nemrut Dağı; Kurdish: Çiyayê Nemrûdê; Armenian: Նեմրութ լեռ; Greek: Όρος Νεμρούτ) 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. It is one of the highest peaks in the east of the Taurus Mountains.

It was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. The entry states:
The mausoleum of Antiochus I (69–34 B.C.), who reigned over Commagene, a kingdom founded north of Syria and the Euphrates after the breakup of Alexander's empire, is one of the most ambitious constructions of the Hellenistic period. The syncretism of its pantheon, and the lineage of its kings, which can be traced back through two sets of legends, Greek and Persian, is evidence of the dual origin of this kingdom's culture.
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  • Seeing Mount Nemrut is one of the reasons we came to Turkye and we were not disappointed. We parked the car at the visitor's center and then went uphill about 600 meters where the ruins are located... 
    Seeing Mount Nemrut is one of the reasons we came to Turkye and we were not disappointed. We parked the car at the visitor's center and then went uphill about 600 meters where the ruins are located...  more »
  • Left a 1600 and drove to Mt Nemrut visitor’s center. After a break for potty and tea we drove up to the top of the mountain. About a 500 meter uphill walk to the top. Cement steps most of the way... 
    Left a 1600 and drove to Mt Nemrut visitor’s center. After a break for potty and tea we drove up to the top of the mountain. About a 500 meter uphill walk to the top. Cement steps most of the way...  more »
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  • I was moved to tears when I first saw these incredible ancient statues. The half hour steep walk up was hard on the lungs and the descent was hard on the knees. But worth the massive effort. At the top of this ancient mound are huge statues that are magical. Definitely a highlight in my exciting life. If you adore archeology and ancient art, you would love to see the sunset over this 2,000 year old site.
  • Wonderful scenic place. The statues are very impressive. Steep climb and slight altitude so take it slow. Gets cold on top so have a jacket. Wish they would clean up and people would not leave their plastic bottles.

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