Statues more than 2,100 years old litter the ground near the summit of Mount Nemrut. (Photo by Gary Fallesen)
In the first century BC, King Antiochus built a monument to himself on remote Mount Nemrut (7,001 feet/2,134 meters). He piled up hundreds of vertical feet of scree upon which statues of Antiochus, lions, eagles, and various Armenian, Greek and Iranian gods stand nearly 30 feet high.
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