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  • turkey = .tr, Türkei, Turquía, Turquie, Turquia, Turchia = Adjective "Turkish".


Turkey Nemrut Dagi world heritage site carved head of Apollo SEW.jpg ... Turkey Nemrut Dagi world heritage site tumulus and statues 2 SEW.jpg

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Thumbnail[has location information] Turkey Nemrut Dagi world heritage site carved head of Apollo SEW.jpg (Earth Views)

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At Nemrut Dağı Commagene King Antiochus I (69-34 B.C.) is buried beneath a huge tumulus on the peak of a 2,150 meter mountain.   Around it there are huge statues of the gods.   The heads of the gods have been removed to help protect them from weathering.   This is the head of Apollo.

Thumbnail[has location information] Turkey Nemrut Dagi world heritage site carved head of Tyche SEW.jpg (Earth Views)

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This is the head of Tyche, a fertility goddess.   Amongst the statues at Nemrut Dağı (Mount Nimrod) are Tyche, Apollo, Zeus and various eagles and lions.

Thumbnail[has location information] Turkey Nemrut Dagi world heritage site carved heads of an eagle Apollo and Tyche SEW.jpg (Earth Views)

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Thumbnail[has location information] Turkey Nemrut Dagi world heritage site carving of astral lion with moon planets and stars SEW.jpg (Earth Views)

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The carving of the Astral Lion at Nemrut Dağı represents the constallation of Leo.   The cresent moon is shown on the lion's chest; the planets Jupiter, Mercury, and Mars are depicted above the lion's back (inscriptions identify them as such).   There are nineteen stars depicted on and by the lion's body.   I believe the large star on the lion's chest is Regulus, which means that some of the stars by the lion's feet are actually in the constallations of Sextans and Hydra.   Professor Otto Neugebauer has identified this carving as the horoscope for the 7th of July 62 or 61 B.C. — either the coronation day of Antiochus I, or when they started to build at Nemrut.   This is the oldest known horoscope in the world.

Thumbnail[has location information] Turkey Nemrut Dagi world heritage site statue of lion SEW.jpg (Earth Views)

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Thumbnail[has location information] Turkey Nemrut Dagi world heritage site tumulus and statues 1 SEW.jpg (Earth Views)

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A view of the tumulus and statues on the eastern terrace of Nemrut Dağı.

Thumbnail[has location information] Turkey Nemrut Dagi world heritage site tumulus and statues 2 SEW.jpg (Earth Views)

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A view of the tumulus and coronation stelae on the western terrace of Nemrut Dağı.   The four of the stelae represent Antiochus I greeting various gods: Tyche, Apollo, Zeus (seated) and Heracles (with a club).   The fifth, right-hand most, stele is the 'Astral Lion', representing the constellation of Leo.

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