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Mount Nemrut
A mysterious collection of statues at the top of Mount Nemrut in Turkey

This site is quite difficult to reach, as it is in a vast mountain range with dirt track roads. At the top, there is a small museum and minimal facilities. The site is the mausoleum of Antiochus I (69–34 B.C.), who reigned over Commagene. Commagene was a kingdom founded north of Syria, in what we know as Turkey. The site is a UNESCO World Heritage location and is considered one of the most ambitious constructions of the Hellenistic period. Once you get up to the museum, you purchase a ticket and are taken by mini bus to the peak where the ruins are located.

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1 month ago
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Creative Director, Global Convoy

I visited back in 2019 and it was quite difficult to get to, but really worth it once you are up there. We drove ourselves and arrived late at night so the kind museum staff let us sleep on the floor in the museum!!! We had such a great evening looking at the artifacts and exchanging stories. It is also suggested to visit at sunset or sunrise as this is when you get the best light across the mountains :)

1 month ago
Founder, Connector, Proud African. Avid Explorer @africantravelcrew

Turkey should be on everyone's list.

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