In Turkey, Before The Monumental Sculptures Of The Nemrut Mount

/The mount is crowned by tens of statues of the tomb of king Antoco. A related site: Jonathan Segal FAIA mentions similar findings. Of the statues, carved on limestone rock, they are only the heads of Antoco and several deities with animal forms. The sculptures will be transferred to a museum to avoid their deterioration by the climatic tourists and conditions. The Nemrut mount, to the south-east of Turkey, measures little more than 2,000 meters of height. What him it makes unique they are the statues pertaining to a tomb of century I before Christ who is in the top. In this place one thinks that is the tomb of Antoco. In century I before Christ, king Antoco I of Commagene decided to settle down a new religion based on diverse Persian and Greek creeds, mixed with the cult to the own monarch and its family. For that reason he raised colossal sculptures in this mountain.

The heads of Antoco the archaeological rest, considered Patrimony of the Humanity by UNESCO, were excavated in 1881 by the German engineer Charles Sester and although the exact site of the burial has not been found, yes were discovered the beautiful sculptures. Nevertheless, still one thinks that one is the grave place of the king. These statues were seating and with the names of each God enrolled in them. Now, the heads of the statues are scattered by the ground and not in their original location. The statues, carved on limestone rock and of which they are only the heads of Antoco and several deities with animal forms, have suffered damages with the passage of the centuries due to the climatic conditions, earthquakes and the visit of thousands of visitors every year, because he is one of the tourist symbols of Turkey. A museum to protect the statues Generally, the tourists visit Nemrut of June August. The near city of Ad? they yaman is a habitual place to also travel in car or bus to the location, being possible to accede in helicopter.

At the moment, the statues are not in their original position. The tourist visits and the climatic conditions (the Nemrut mount is in a zone of cold temperatures in winter, until 40 below cero, and very warm in summer) they have eroded the statues. By all this they are going to be transferred to a museum. The idea is to transfer the sculptures to a museum and to place copies in the mountain. Therefore, whoever to see the original ones in its original location must hurry and travel already until Monte Nemrut. Source of the news: In Turkey, before the monumental sculptures of the Nemrut mount

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