Nemrut Mountain, which is on the UNESCO World Heritage List, which is known as the “the place where the sunrise and sunset are watched most beautifully” in the borders of Kahta district of Adıyaman, hosted 1000 people over the weekend.
Nemrut Mountain Ruins, which is 50 meters high, 150 meters in diameter, and 2 thousand 150 meters high, where there are tumulus and giant statues belonging to the Kingdom of Commagene, attracts the attention of those who want to watch the sunrise and sunset.
Adıyaman Museum Director Mehmet Alkan said that after the pandemic, there was a visitor density on Mount Nemrut in 2022.
Explaining that Nemrut also attracted great attention this weekend, Alkan said, “It is assumed that the tomb of King Antiochos is located in the tumulus on Mount Nemrut. Visitors who come here are especially impressed by watching the sunrise, sunset and giant statues. 1000 people over the weekend are on Mount Nemrut. Some visitors watched the sunrise and sunset by playing music here. We are experiencing a serious visitor density after the pandemic.” he said.
Among the ruins on Mount Nemrut, the statues of Zeus, Apollo and King Antiochus, about 10 meters high, attract the attention of local and foreign tourists. The ancient site was discovered by a German engineer in 1881, and archaeological excavations began in the 1950s.
The mound, which consists of a temple and tomb built by King Antiochus I of the Commagene Kingdom as a monument to himself, draws attention with its height of approximately 50 meters.