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Nemrut Dag (Mt Nemrud) is a mountain of 2,150m height. It is located near the village of Karadut in Kahta county in the remote province of Adiyaman. During 80 B.C.-72 A.D., the Kommagene Kingdom reigned on the lands in that region. The God and the King Statues and reliefs are the remains of the Tumulus and Hierothesion of King Antioches I of Kommanege, who reigned during 69-36 B.C. These remains were discovered in 1881 by a German road construction engineer, Karl Sester. These were restored in 1984 and the region was declared a National Park in 1989. The remains are on the World Heritage List of UNESCO.
It is a long journey, followed by a steep walk to go from the car park to the ruins. Due to the altitude it is much colder at the summit than where you started from, even on a warm sunny day but is one most inspiring places in the world with magnificent views of the surrounding mountains and the Euphrates River.

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