Category: Nemrut, Turkey.

Do you know Nemrut Adiyaman

Sunday, 04 October 2009 22:08 Didim Today

Nemrut Mountain

Nemrut Mountain

Nemrut Mountain is located south of Malatya (75 km) north of Kahta (50km), Adıyaman SE in Turkey. The statues were in 1881 by Kral Sester, a German archaeologist. In 1987, Nemrut Mountain, a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and immediately after the area was declared a national park by the Turkish Ministry of Forest.

In the cone shape of this summit 2200m high mountain can be statues mythical figures of Apollo, Zeus, Hercules and others. The statues stare at you silenty more than 2000 years. More statues on the western side, as the east side. The altar is located on the east side. These statues were carved around 63 BC during the reign of Antiochus-I, the emperor of the Commagene king. Here you can ask around the cone-shaped, a man from Summit, where Antiochus’s tumules was the hidded were under the man from limestone dome.

It is amazing to watch the sun sets and the sun is at the summit. However, the sun rise is very cold, make sure that thick sleeping bags or blankets from the hotel you stay, even in the hot summer days. Remember, you just see the sun rise to 2200m (7000ft) increased mountain. In fact, the best way to stay (sleep) on the mountain on the eastern side of the I in 1986 and watch the sun rise to 3. The colors are more than beautiful!.

The best way to travel is the area with the plane to Adıyaman (from Istanbul or Ankara) and take a special tour to Kahta and follow the signs, where you pass the small of Karakus tumulus (one of Antiochus wife), with a view to Nemrut Mountain (as in the picture), the Cendere Bridge (over Kahta River), Eski Kahta Castle, Arsemia, the cities Damlacık, Narince and Karadut (he has a good Kvarner Bay, after the town) and reach the mountain. The good road ends near the edge of the summit, but you have to walk (or rent a mule) 1 km, steep uphill to reach the top, where the statues.

While you’re there make sure that a loop around the summit and enjoy the view and see more stateus on the north side as well. There are many restaurants on the road (in Damlacık and Karadut) and at the top, no need food or water with you. This is at least a 12 hour tour to enjoy. You can swim in the river Kahta, under the Cendere Bridge (see picture), in July and August during the hot summer days. In the field, the weather is very hot, about 45C during the day time, but very dry, between June to September make sure that the stay in hotels, air-conditon room. If they do not have it stay in the village Karadut Kvarner, 1000m high, with a view to Nemrut Mountain, where you do not need air conditioning.

I worked in the region (1985-1990) as a petroleum geologist for ARCO International Oil and Gas Company and have lots of field work and mapping every corner of the geology of the area and visited all the villages and cities A.. to Z. If you are Nemrut, go before the two oil fields from ARCO discoved that I worked for, is a rigth after the city Damlacık on your right called “Cendere Oil Field” and the other is a very Karadut Village near So-called “Ozan Sungurlu oilfield”, both of them are still oil-pumping station. 04/10/08

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