5 thoughts on “Mount Nemrut: An Ancient Royal Tomb in Turkey.

  1. The Armenian connection according to Wikipedia:

    > The name is a relatively modern one, dating back to the Middle Ages. In Armenian legend, Hayk defeated the Biblical king Nimrod (equated with Bel) and buried him in these mountains. Nemrut is most likely to have received its name from an Armenian tradition in which Nimrod was killed by an arrow by Hayk during a massive battle between two rival armies of giants to the south-east of Lake Van.

    > Theos of Commagene built on the mountain top a tomb-sanctuary flanked by huge statues 8–9-metre-high (26–30 ft) of himself, two lions, two eagles and various Greek, Armenian, and Medes gods, such as Zeus-Aramazd or Oromasdes (associated with Zoroastrian god Ahura Mazda), Hercules-Vahagn, Tyche-Bakht, and Apollo-Mihr-Mithras

    > The site also preserves stone slabs with bas-relief figures that are thought to have formed a large frieze. These slabs display the ancestors of Antiochus, who included Armenian, Greek and Persians.

    > The statues appear to have Greek-style facial features, but Armenian clothing and hair-styling.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Nemrut

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