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Snow blankets ancient Mount Nemrut

By Rudaw 22/11/2018
Snow has blanketed the ancient statues on Mount Nemrut in Turkey’s southeastern Adiyaman province.

One of the highest peaks in the Eastern Taurus mountain range, Mount Nemrut is topped off with a tomb built by Hellenistic King Antiochos I of Commagene (69 – 34 BC). 

The funerary mound is surrounded by five giant limestone statues of deities as well as lion and eagle guardians, as described by UNESCO.

The world heritage organization says that weathering like freezing and thawing and snow accumulation is the biggest threat to the site.

It is a popular tourist spot, especially at sunrise and sunset. 


Photos: Anadolu Agency

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