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The tumulus in the distance | by 10b travelling / Carsten ten Brink
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The tumulus in the distance

Mt Nemrut, in southeastern Turkey, rises some 2150m. At the top in a World Heritage Site (ph.719): a set of statues, each likely, if standing to be ca 8m tall, but wth all the heads separated from the torsos. Believed to have been build on the orders of Antiochus I in ca 60 BCE, the site has an enormous tumulus (see in the background of some of my pictures) which may hold Antiochus I's tomb.


The climb up to the wind-swept top usually starts in the dark and on top the visitors who have braved the cold jostle for the best position to view the sunrise.

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Taken on September 20, 2011