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... tomb, he also commissioned a temple and several sets of colossal statues of himself and various deities to surround the site, and the inscriptions found there give instructions for the rituals and sacrifices that should be attended to every year in honor of his death. It seems that Antiochos was partially influenced by the Zoroastrian religious cult that was practiced by the Persians, and it is believed that there was a "fire altar" (a common implement of Zoroastrian ...
... but both were closed for renovation (that didn't stop one Turkish group from unsuccessfully bribing the guards to let them in). We bought baklava and dondurma and wandered through the bazaar area, stumbling across the blacksmiths section. We watched, fascinated, as smiths used bellows and hammers to forge and shape steel in the middle of the bazaar. It was very cool, and also somewhat surprising to see in what mostly felt like a very modern city ...
... from goat milk ice cream but I saw all the cement factories there. The ice cream was in fact delicious. Very thick and sweet ... Oh do they love sweet over here.
Then to bed and sleep.....the next morning we had a 2:20am wake up call (you read that right!).
No coffee ... Just up and on our way to see the sun rise over the rock heads at Mt. Nemrut. Sooooo cold and windy we were happy to have warm jackets. With the sunrise we were warmed ...
... I have edited Bush camp #1-#3. It is clearly indicated as below, and of course you will find it at the bottom of the blog. Toilet - The Cliff Hanger In mountainous areas there is little shelter or many places to wonder off. The answer is to scale down the side a little. Loose rocks can help bury ones business so digging required, and the views can be breath taking, even though the position can be a little ...
... as the Mt suggests, and in 62BC King Antiochus had a tomb sanctuary to himself built on the very peak. Unfortunately, I had clearly not been praying to him or any of the other Greek, Armenian or Iranian Gods that were enshrined along with the King. And by Zeus was I going to pay for that.
I rounded a bend and came across a barrier baring my path. To my right was a stone guard house from which appeared 2 extremely confused and startled ...