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Monumentum

Mount Nemrut Dağı

Mount Nemrut or Nemrud is one of the highest peaks in the eastern Taurus Mountains, southeastern Turkey. On its summit large statues stand around what is supposed to be a royal tomb from the 1st century BC.
  • General view of Nemrut Dag.

    General view of Nemrut Dag.
    Efekan06 

  • General view of Nemrut Dag.

    General view of Nemrut Dag.
    Klaus-Peter Simon 

  • Antiochus I Theos and Apollo-Mithras-Helios-Hermes from Nemrut Dağı.

    Antiochus I Theos and Apollo-Mithras-Helios-Hermes from Nemrut Dağı.
    Herman Brijder 

  • Antiochus I shakes hands with Mithras.

    Antiochus I shakes hands with Mithras.
    Carl Humann 

  • Head of Mithras with the body sculptures behind.

    Head of Mithras with the body sculptures behind.
    Mr Hicks46 

  • Head of Mithras (left).

    Head of Mithras (left).
    Zorka Sojka 

  • Head of Mithras at Nemrut Dag

    Head of Mithras at Nemrut Dag
    Herbert Frank 

  • Head of Antiochus I of Commagene.

    Head of Antiochus I of Commagene.
    Adrian Farwell 

  • Head of Antiochus I of Commagene in mount Nemrud Dag.

    Head of Antiochus I of Commagene in mount Nemrud Dag.
    exsimile 

  • West Terrace on Mount Nemrut, the goddess of Commagene still has her head on the shoulders - from Humann, Carl i Puchstein, Otto

    West Terrace on Mount Nemrut, the goddess of Commagene still has her head on the shoulders - from Humann, Carl i Puchstein, Otto
    Public domain 

  • Lion relief from Nemrud Dag

    Lion relief from Nemrud Dag
    CIMRM 

  • Lion relief from Nemrud Dag with constellation

    Lion relief from Nemrud Dag with constellation
    International Nemrud Foundation 

 
 
The New Mithraeum
9 Jun 2009
Updated on Dec 2023
 

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King Antiochus I of Commagene (69-34 B.C.) had a sepulchral monument erected on the terrace of Nemrud-Dagh during his life. On the east part of the terrace the king had five colossal statues of about 8 m high erected between a lion and an eagle. The gods are represented in a sitting posture on a throne and are: Apollo-Mithras […]; Tyche-Commagene; Zeus-Ahura-Mazda; Antiochus himself and finally Ares-Artagnes.

On the backs of the five thrones an inscription has been engraved (No. 32).

On the western part of the terrace, again between a lion and an eagle, there are five representations

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Antiochus I shakes hands with Mithras

Antiochus I of Commagene shakes Mithras hands in this relief from the Nemrut Dagi temple.

Head of Mithras at Nemrud Dag

The colossal head has been identified as a solar god, Apollo-Mihr-Mithras-Helios-Hermes.

Lion relief from Nemrut Dag

The lion relief from Nemrut Dag has the moon and several stars over his body.