Nemrud Daǧi

A lion guarding the main altar

Nemrud daǧi is one of the most spectacular ruins from Antiquity. On the top of a mountain, a large tumulus covers and protects the tomb itself; in the southwest and northeast, there are two terraces, dominated by statues of the great gods and king Antiochus I Theos of Commagene.

Did I say “spectacular”? Yes, it certainly is. During our first visit, we were really impressed by the almost magical atmosphere at sunset. It was easy to forget that there were other people. On the other hand, when we arrived on the mountain for a second time, the magic was gone and we found it hard to remember how impressed we once had been.

I reorganized my old pages, put online in 2003, and added photos we took in 2008. There will be additions later, but from now on, the page is here.

One Response to Nemrud Daǧi

  1. judithweingarten says:

    Jona, It surely hasn’t changed in impressiveness (I was up there just a few days ago) but the gleaming modern steel chains put around the areas of the statues do rather delete the magic. Greetings from Malatya. Judith

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