Mount Nemrut (Nemrut dagi)

Mount Nemrut (Nemrut dagi)

Nemrut or Nemrud (Turkish: Nemrut Dağ or Nemrut Dağı) is a 2,134 m (7,001 ft) high mountain in southeastern Turkey, notable for the summit where a number of large statues are erected around what is assumed to be a royal tomb from the 1st century BC.

The mount is the tomb sanctuary for King Antiochus Theos of Kommagene.

In 1987, Mount Nemrut was made a World heritage site by UNESCO. Tourists typically visit Nemrut during April through October. The nearby town of Adıyaman is a popular place for car and bus trips to the site, and one can also travel from there by helicopter. There are also overnight tours running out of Malatya or Kahta.

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