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Mount Nemrut: A 2,000-Year-Old Mountaintop Tomb in Turkey; Dave; Go Backpacking

Visiting Mount Nemrut (Nemrut Dagi) in southeastern Turkey stands out as two of the most memorable hours of Dave’s six week trip to the country.

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Mount Nemrut welcomes half million visitors in five years; Hurriyet Daily News

Mount Nemrut, one of the world’s most important historical and cultural heritage sites, was visited by nearly half a million people over the last five years, surpassing the population of many of Turkey’s provinces.

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Turkey: Mt. Nemrut drew 500,000+ tourists in 5 years; Orhan Pehlul; Anadolu Agency

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Exploring Mount Nemrut – A Meeting Point Between East & West; Carole Raddato; Ancient History Encyclopedia

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Discovering mysterious Mount Nemrut in a weekend; Paris Achen; Daily Sabah

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In pics: tomb-sanctuary on top of Mount Nemrut in Turkey; Huaxia; Xinhua

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World heritage in Turkey: Nemrut, the Mountain of Gods salutes Anatolia; Mirac Tapan; Daily Sabah

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AP PHOTOS: Sunset on Turkey’s massive stone heads; Emrah Gurel; AP

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Visitors snap photos of massive stone heads that stare down on them from the summit of Mount Nemrut, in Turkey’s southeastern Adiyaman province, their faces illuminated by sunset lighting. Perched at an altitude of 2,150 meters (over 7,000 feet), the statues are part of a temple and tomb complex that King Antiochus I, of the ancient Commagene kingdom, built as a monument to himself. A 50 meter (164-foot) -high, man-made mound _ the presumed tomb of Antiochus _ sets the background. Son of the founder of the Commagene kingdom, Antiochus reigned between 64 and 38 BC, until he was deposed by the Romans.

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Majestic sunsets at Turkey’s Mt. Nemrut draw tourists; Yeni Safak

Islamic and Jewish traditions say Prophet Abraham defeated evil King Nimrod on mountain peak…

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80 Gorgeous Travel Photos from Around the World; Lauren Cahn; Reader’s Digest

It would be quite a feat to see the entire planet, but with these fascinating photos from all over the world you’ve got yourself a head start.

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Get your adrenalin pumping at Turkey’s best extreme sports centers; Mirac Tapan; Daily Sabah

In the flow of our colorless lives, sometimes a little adrenalin rush can be the cure for all of our problems – we need is a pinch of bravery and to find the perfect place…

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Storied Mt Nemrut draws tourists to southeastern Turkey; Adiyaman; Anadolu Agency

Turkey’s majestic Mount Nemrut, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the southeastern Adıyaman province, continues to draw thousands of Turkish and international tourists hoping to experience its stunning sunrises and sunsets.

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

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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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