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.

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