Mount Nemrut attracts 52,000 tourists in SE Turkey; Yeni Safak

Turkey – Nemrut Dağ

Mountain, located in Adiyaman province’s Kahta district, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

More than 50,000 tourists visited the historic Mount Nemrut in southeastern Turkey in the first nine months of this year, a Turkish Culture and Tourism Ministry local official said Thursday.

Mustafa Ekinci, the provincial head of the Culture and Tourism Ministry, said 52,000 tourists, including 2,000 foreigners, had visited the site.

Mount Nemrut, located in Adiyaman province’s Kahta district, has been preserved as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987.

It attracts tourists from around the world with its 50-meter high and 150-meter wide temple-tombs and deities.

Statues of Greek and Persian gods are also located on the site. A lion and an eagle statue at each end accompany the giant sculptures as guardians.

The monuments were erected on the orders of late Hellenistic King Antiochus I, during Commagene Kingdom, in the first century BC.

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