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Eastern Terrace of Mount Nemrut


Carole Raddato
published on 19 March 2018
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Overview of the thrones and the heads of the gods on the eastern terrace of Mount Nemrut. From left to right: King Antiochus I, Commagene-Fortuna, Zeus-Oromasdes, Apollo-Mithras and Hercules.
Mount Nemrut (Turkish: Nemrut Dağı) is one of the highest peaks of the Eastern Taurus mountain range in south-eastern Turkey. The mountain top is crowned by a 50-metre high tumulus of crushed limestone rocks which was built in the 1st-century BCE by King Antiochus I Theos of Commagene. The place is notable for the colossal stone heads and thrones which were erected around the tumulus.

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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Raddato, Carole. "Eastern Terrace of Mount Nemrut." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified March 19, 2018.

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