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Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Nemrut Dağ,Turkey.


Crowning one of the highest peaks of the Eastern Taurus mountain range in south-east Turkey, Nemrut Dağ is the Hierotheseion (temple-tomb and house of the gods) built by the late Hellenistic King Antiochos I of Commagene (69-34 B.C.) as a monument to himself.The mausoleum of Antiochus I, 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  amalgamation  of different religions, cultures 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
This magnificent heritage site card is sent by good friend Tayfun. Thank you very much.
2016 Stamp- UNESCO Creative Cities Network - Gastronomy(set of 4 )
Date of Inscription: 1987
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