Eastern Terrace of Nemrut Dagi

Illustration

Carole Raddato
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published on 19 March 2018

Overview of the thrones and the heads of the gods on the eastern terrace of Nemrut Dagi. From left to right: King Antiochus I, Commagene-Fortuna, Zeus Oromasdes, Apollo Mithras and Herakles.
Nemrut Dagi 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 the colossal stone heads and thrones which were erected around the tumulus.



About the Author

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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