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    Nemrut - Great Attractions (Turkey)

    Geo Beats

    by Geo Beats

    Take a tour of Nemrut in Turkey – part of the World’s Greatest Attractions series by GeoBeats.

    Visitors to Mount Nemrut will be greeted by an odd and mysterious sight.

    Arrayed around the summit of the mountain are large stone statues of Greek and Persian gods.

    King Antiochus is believed to be buried here, although his tomb remains undiscovered.

    The statues have all had their heads removed, possibly the deliberate work of iconoclasts.

    Despite this and over 2,000 years of exposure, they retain much of their original majesty.

    In addition to the statues are slabs which show King’s ancestors and astronomical information.

    The enigmatic and isolated nature of the stones at Mount Nemrut make it a fascinating visit.