x0x RESTORATION OF NEMRUT, THE 8TH WONDER OF THE WORLD
- x0x RESTORATION OF NEMRUT, THE 8TH WONDER OF THE WORLD
GAZIANTEP, May 25 (AA) - Restoration of the Ruins of Nemrut in the Kahta
country of the southeastern Adiyaman province has started with the
cooperation of the Ministry of Culture, the Foundation for the Protection
and Improvement of Cultural and Natural Heritage, the Turkish Democracy
Foundation, and the Nemrut Foundation.
The Ruins of Nemrut have been described by archaeological circles as 'The
Eighth Wonder of the World'' and are included on the UNESCO World Cultural
Under the restoration program giant statues and the monumental tomb which
were built by King Antiochos I of Commagene in 30 B.C., will be restored
over a five year period.
The capital Samosata of the Commagene Kingdom that ruled Adiyaman and its
surroundings from 162 B.C to 72 B.C., was flooded by the waters of the
Meanwhile, the tumulus which is assumed to be the tomb of King Antiochos I,
has remained a secret for centuries because it was buried under rocks and
The opening of the monumental tomb is considered to the most important
step of the restoration project.