Turkey is an amazing contry offering endless opportunities for visitors to see and enjoy. Historical assets from thousands of years back in time are no doubt among such features.
Mount NEMRUT for instance is an unparallelled historical site from 200 years ago. This is the area where the KINGDOM OF COMMAGENE was founded north of Syria and the Euphrates. KING ANTIOCHUS (69–34 B.C.) who reigned over Commagene built one of the most amazing monumental historical sites seen throughout history.
The kingdom was established after the breakup of Alexander’s empire and was one of the most ambitious constructions of the Hellenistic period. The syncretism of its pantheon, and the lineage of its kings, which can be traced back through two sets of legends, Greek and Persian, is evidence of the dual origin of this kingdom’s culture.