Great Memories of the Biggest Myths: Nemrut Mountain
Nemrut Mountain, that is on the Unesco’s “Cultural Heritage” list, is 77 kilometers from Adıyaman and 43 kilometers from the Kahta district. Located at an altitude of 2206 meters, on Eastern Taurus Mountains Range, Nemrut is one of the most important places that must be seen in Turkey which has magnificent monuments.
Nemrut Mountain Sculptures
Mount Nemrut is famous for its giant sculptures and reliefs as you know. These giant sculptures and reliefs were built on the monumental tomb made for Antiochus I the King of Commagene, in Persian and Macedonian styles.
When you go to Nemrut Mountain to see these artifacts, they will tell you that the most impressive images are at sunrise and sunset. However, if you know this, you can make your travel and hotel reservations accordingly and see Nemrut Mountain in its most beautiful moments.
If i have to mention the terraces named as east, west and north terraces on Nemrut Mountain; There are painted gigantic statues of gods and kings on the thrones about 10 meters high on the east terrace. The faces of the statues are looking at the sun. The sunrise in Nemrut is followed here. The eagle and lion sculptures from the icons of the Commagene kingdom are also here.
Like the eastern terrace, there are giant statues of gods sitting on the throne and the sculptures and reliefs of Antiochos I, on the west terrace. Some of the reliefs have been moved for the reason that they are adversely affected by natural conditions. Antiochos’ accession to the throne date, which is located on the lion relief indicating the date and coincided with July 7, 62 BC, can be seen here. The wonderful images of the sunset are also followed by this terrace.
The north terrace is a ceremonial road. The road that connects the west and east terraces is approximately 180 meters.