Turkey - Nemrut Dağ

"The mausoleum of Antiochus I (69–34 B.C.), who reigned over Commagene, a kingdom founded north of Syria and the Euphrates after the breakup of Alexander's empire, is one of the most ambitious constructions of the Hellenistic period. The syncretism of its pantheon, and the lineage of its kings, which can be traced back through two sets of legends, Greek and Persian, is evidence of the dual origin of this kingdom's culture." 

Source: UNESCO World Heritage

Postcard 1
Zeus-Orosmades, Mt Nemrut. Thanks to Leslie of Turkey.

Postcard 2
Mount Nemrut in Adiyaman, Turkey. Thanks to Melodia of Turkey.

Postcard 3
Stunning archaelogical statues of Eastern Turkey. Nice stamps used. Thanks to Grete of UK who was visiting.

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