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NEMRUT DAGI/heads of stone

Mount Nemrut/Turkiye (In 62 BC, King Antiochus I Theos of Commagene built on the mountain top a tomb-sanctuary flanked by huge statues 8–9 m high of himself, two lions, two eagles and various Greek, Armenian, and Iranian gods, such as Vahagn-Hercules, Aramazd-Zeus or Oromasdes, Bakht-Tyche, and Mihr-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 were deliberately damaged as a result of iconoclasm. The statues have not been restored to their original positions. These slabs display the ancestors of Antiochus, who included Armenian, Greek and Persians...)

  

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Taken on July 21, 2017