Monumentum

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.
 
 
PublishedThe New Mithraeum
9 Jun 2009
Updated on 12 Mar 2022
 
  • View of Nemrut Dag

    View of Nemrut Dag
    Efekan06 

  • View of Nemrut Dag

    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 

  • Wikimedia Commons

    Wikimedia Commons
    Adrian Farwell 

  • Lateral view of Mithras-Helios-Sol head Mount Nemrut

    Lateral view of Mithras-Helios-Sol head Mount Nemrut
    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 

 

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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).
 
 

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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 from 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.

 

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