History of Nemrut
Antiochus built the temple and tumulus, in honour of himself and the size and location of these reflect his “god-like” ego and belief of his own immortality and who said when he died he would join the god Zeus in heaven. He later fell out with the Romans who deposed him in 38 BC and they took over the Commagene Kingdom.
The Ruins of Nemrut TodayAll that remains here today are the huge statues of Antiochus and the gods that were forgotten for centuries until their discovery by Karl Puchstein, a German engineer, who stumbled on them while surveying the site, and an American team of archaeologists who later carried out a thorough survey, and since then the site has become one of the most popular tourist attractions in Turkey even though it is in a remote location.
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Turkish Food Recipes
Lamb and Okra Stew - Red Meat Courses
Semolina Halva or Irmik Helvasi - Other Desserts
Lamb Shank Kebab with Vegetables - Red Meat Courses
Flour Helva - Other Desserts
Beef or Lamb Tava - Red Meat Courses
Aubergines Stuffed With Minced Beef - Red Meat Courses