|The statues on the mountain Nemrut Dagi (Mt. Nemrut) in southeast Turkey are the remains of a temple dating back to the 1st century B.C. It was built as a monument to, and perhaps the burial chamber of, Antiochus I, king of the Commagenes. These heads have been toppled from complete statues by earthquakes, but even now they are larger than a man. Originally, the top of the mountain was removed and terraces were constructed for the gods, lions and eagles to sit. Difficult to get to , but well worth the effort! - Julie Neukomm.|
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