Something is coming ... I'll take mine with extra cheese, please.
Posted 05 May 2010 - 04:04 AM
The site was founded more than 2,000 years ago, and being the highest point in the region, was probably a "sacred mountain" for thousands of years prior. The heads of the statues were pulled down by angry Roman soldiers (most likely -- another story blames earthquakes). In the novel Something Coming, the head of Antiochus appears back on its throne and is used as a sign of the mountain's reawakening. The history of Nemrut as a symbol of unity between East and West is used in the plot about a modern-day peace movement -- and about a notorious, brilliant, possibly mad king (Antiochus Epiphanes, who engineers his rebirth. It's a mystery all of the way to the end, very entertaining, and the Amazon reviews praise it.
Life shall find you wherever you go, it is up to you to decide what will be found in it.
Posted 04 February 2013 - 04:55 PM
I wonder if this site is linked to the ruins of 'Gobekli Tepe' which is south of 'Nemrut Dag' about 60 miles and just east of a village called 'Orencik' about 1 1/2 miles. Perhaps Gobekli Tepe was a spiritual center for the inhabitants of the ancient civilization Nemrut Dag.