Sunday, 29 September 2013


I found another postcard from Mina the other day! It's a fascinating view of Mount Nemrut (Nemrud), a mountain in South-east Turkey, notable for the summit where a number of large statues are erected around what is assumed to be a royal tomb from the 1st century BC. The mountain is a part of the East Taurus Mountain range.
King Antiochus I Theos of Commagene built on the mountain top a tomb-sanctuary flanked by gigantic statues (8–9 m high) of himself, two lions, two eagles and various GreekArmenian, and Iranian gods. 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. Mount Nemrut has been a UNESCO WHS site since 1987 and is regarded by many as the "8th Wonder of the World".  

And the food stamps are so yummy :) Thanks a bunch, Mina!

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