Nemrut Dagi, near Adıyaman, Turkey

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The mountain lies 40 km (25 mi) north of Kahta, near Adıyaman. In 62 BC, King Antiochus I Theos of Commagene built on the mountain top a tomb-sanctuary flanked by huge statues (8–9 m/26–30 ft high) of himself, two lions, two eagles and various Greek, Armenian, and Iranian gods, such as Hercules-Vahagn, Zeus-Aramazd or Oromasdes (associated with the Iranic god Ahura Mazda), Tyche, and Apollo-Mithras. These statues were once seated, with names of each god inscribed on them. The heads of the statues have at some stage been removed from their bodies, and they are now scattered throughout the site.

The pattern of damage to the heads (notably to noses) suggests that they were deliberately damaged because of belief in iconoclasm. The statues have not been restored to their original positions. The site also preserves stone slabs with bas-relief figures that are thought to have formed a large frieze. These slabs display the ancestors of Antiochus, who included both Greek and Persians.

More info via http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Nemrut
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Latitud: 37° 52' 45" N, Longitud: 38° 43' 32" E veure »

Lloc: Turkey

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J'ai toujours un coup de coeur pour ces panoramiques minimalistes. Bravo.
Per Elmer | 12/10/11 - 08:58:09 GMT +0200

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