This view from the top of Mount Nemrut gives an idea of how high it is.
At the top of the 2150 metre Mount Nemrut, is the burial mound of King Antiochos 1 of Commagene, which dates back to 62 BC. It is surrounded by 7 metre-high statues of Greek gods, and sacred animals. Unfortunately, all the heads have been toppled off, and stand like the Easter Island statues on the ledge below.
David and Tim walking over the ancient Roman Cendere Bridge
Looking out from the bridge
Finally, we started the approach to Mount Nemrut. The road was steep, and winding, and still being built, so there were some tricky moments as the car made the climb.
The long hiking path to the top of Mount Nemrut
Tim took this photo of me on a Mount Nemrut "taxi"!
The headless statues on Mount Nemrut
Intrepid travellers! They all managed the climb to the top!
King Antiochos 1 of Commagene
The head of Zeus
We decided against crossing this frozen snowfield
At the end of the day, we found our hotel, The Kervansaray.
The next morning, we breakfasted on the terrace, with the most amazing view
View from the terrace
Our typically Turkish breakfast. This was followed by omelettes, then fruit.
...and all around, the wild poppies were in flower.
Such a fun weekend. Thank you Jan and Tim, you were great travel companions!