My World Tour - Nemrut Dagi, Turkey
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Nemrut Dagi- 2150 meters high. Not known until 1881 and archaeological work started in 1953. Earthquakes topped the heads off of the statues. The heads are over 6 feet high. The king Artiocus in 64-38 BC ruled here with a non-aggression treaty with Rome and was a buffer between Egypt. He created the statues to have the Roman Gods (i.e. Zeus) along with the Egyptian gods, and threw a statue of himself in as well as he thought of himself as a god as well. The rock pyramid (probably a tomb) extends the top of the mountain another 50 feet or so and can be seen from miles away.
Bruce and Julia, World Travelers and
Adventure Seekers Extraordinaire.
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