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Nemrut Dagi (Mount Nemrut): one of the many scattered heads of statues

RIBA Ref No RIBA27620
Artist/PhotographerHance, Dennis
CountryTurkey
CityMenrut Dagi
Subject Date-62
Image Date1997
ViewExterior
Medium35mm Transparency
Library ReferenceDHT551
OrientationPortrait
Colour InfoColour
CreditDennis Hance / RIBA Collections
SubjectRuins ; Archaeological sites ; Sculpture ; Mausoleums
NOTES: This mountain shrine, located near Adiyaman in south-east Turkey, is thought to be the burial tumulus and Hierotheseion (Holy Seat) of the king of Commagene, Antiochus I Epiphanes (ruled 70 BC - 38 BC), who created his own cult in a Hellenized form of Zoroastrianism.
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