At the junction of the East and West civilisations, Nemrut Dagi (Mount Nemrut) is one of the most astounding sites in Turkey: A collection of colossal statues on a remote mountain 2150m high, adorning the temple and tomb of King Antiochus. Unknown until 1881 when an Ottoman geologist discovered these 10 metre-high stone heads, archaeological work began in 1953 to uncover their history.
Nemrut Dağı has since been a significant attraction, with thousands coming at sunrise and sunset to see the stones in the best possible light. It has been designated a World Cultural Heritage site by UNESCO, and is one of the most important National Parks in the country. In addition to the statues, the entire site includes art from the Commagene civilisation, the Eskikale (Old Castle), Yenikale (New Castle), Karakus Hill and Cendere Bridge. Most people use the nearby towns of Malatya, Kahta or Adıyaman as a base, and the road to the summit is only open from mid-April to mid-October because of heavy snow the rest of the year.
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Quentin (5280) 2005-10-12 16:13
Really interesting and beautiful shot! I like the composition
of your picture. The colours are nice. Well done
nicole80 (2163) 2005-10-12 16:29
The light is very soft and luminous. The composition is well seen.
drfireman (180) 2005-10-12 17:09
Merhaba Uğur, güzel bir fotoğraf olmuş. İlk heykelle ikincisini arka arkaya gelecek şekilde (biraz daha sağdan) çekmiş olsaydın daha güzel bir derinlik hissi uyandırmazmıydı? Sevgiler
lezi_berns (116) 2005-10-12 17:38
Congrats!!! That's a beautiful shot you've taken there. The colors are nice and warm which blended nicely with the foreground. The composition was nicely done.
efimoore (2126) 2005-10-12 18:27
What a cool place! Those are impressive stones. From your picture I understand why this is a big tourist attraction.
richtersl (3546) 2005-10-12 19:52
This could be a set for a science fiction movie. I like the mysterious mood that this photo portrays. Good work.
Gregtom (7167) 2005-10-13 1:35
It is a very interesting place with a long history... I like a composition of Your picture, natural colors and a very soft and nice play of light and shadow. Nice work!
caresp (801) 2005-10-13 2:04
very nice pict of this magic place, i like your soft morning or may be evening ligth, different from what we see in general . THanks for comments
gezgin37 (3766) 2005-10-13 5:22
Işık, renkler ve heykeller üzerindeki detaylar çok güzel.
ahmetgedikli (25432) 2005-10-13 7:35
Nemrut'un gördüğüm en etkileyici fotoğraflarından...Kompozisyon, ışık, heykeller çok güzel...
tjanze (5674) 2005-10-13 14:09
Nice shot of very interesting place.
Good colours,lightening and composition.
feather (51130) 2005-10-15 4:02
An amazing sight (and site) I cannot imagine the size 10 metre high heads!! Well composed with the strong diagonals.
mumek (20198) 2005-10-17 19:10
Good evening Ugur!
Fantastic scenery with very good light.Interesting stone statues on the slope of the mountain.
Thanks for the very informative note
crhieatt (5347) 2005-10-19 19:11
I'm glad your have posted another picture from this place Ugur, it has a magnificent, strange quality, that is most appealing.
P-S-I-G (25532) 2005-10-20 4:21
Very good composition. I like how the faces look at us. Beautiful light too. Very well done.
starbug (6924) 2005-10-20 5:15
I really wanted to visit Nemrut Dagi last summer, but because of certain circumstances it wasn't possible...your photo covinces me I have to do that some other time!i like your composition- the head in the foreground, the light is also very interesting...
msuess (615) 2005-10-20 15:53
Great shot! I like the composition a lot. Imho you could add a little sharpness though. anyway, very nice!
ukasz (799) 2005-10-22 16:03
nice photo, good perspective and interesting composition, I like the proportions here :) greetings
PixelTerror (0) 2005-10-24 4:08
An interesting view of the ancient civilizations remains to be found in your country, I like the low light atmosphere and the good contrasting shapes of the statues, expressions on the visages are strong, certainly a fascinating place to visit and your photo shows it well.
Have a nice day,
turkamerikali (3291) 2005-11-05 23:41
5 gun once Costco adli magazada Arkelojik calismalarla ilgili bir kitapta buranin resimlerine bakip bilgilerini okumustum,ne ilginc tesaduf.
Netlik,kadraj,renkler ve bilgi harika,Eline Saglik,Tesekkurler:)
Photograph2u (0) 2005-11-06 12:22
Hi Ugur, I love this pic, ful of history! Just like a National Geographic reportage.
Great pov and very sharp.
Take care, Yan
sharkattack (268) 2006-01-13 7:43
Ugur tebrikler harika bir kare bu......eline saglik
aznegrao (10316) 2006-02-13 13:48
Cores fantasticas Ugur!!
Otimas nuances que transmitem uma atmosfera bastante agradável e interessante. Gosto desse enquadramento.
tabora (0) 2006-09-28 5:34
C'est un endroit ou je n'ai pas encore eu l'occasion de m'y rendre,ton pov m'en donne fortement l'envie.
Le moment de la prise est idéal,les couleurs sont belles.
Très beau travail.
berek (33613) 2006-11-03 3:42
çıkan bin çıkmayan bin pişman. ama ben hiç pişman değilim süper bir yerdi. güzel bir açıdan çekilmiş harika gökyüzüyle beraber iyi bir kompozisyon. elelrine sağlık. selamlar
my overall evaluation -> ****
batalay (34765) 2007-03-05 21:24
Nemrut Dagini uzun zamandir gormek isterdim, maalesef daha olamadi. Sizin bu sahane resmi gorunce iyicene heveslendim. Kadrjaj, renkler, netlik -- hepsi harika. Tebrik ederim,
molla (7127) 2007-03-27 2:55
I wonder if it's only my thoughts that goes to easterisklnd and the massiv figure they'v found there that have puzzled scientist in decades. Maybe they are relativs?
Anyway its a very good light that keep the magic of the statues.
gunbud (34066) 2007-04-27 21:56
Wonderful composition with ture colors and lovely details to these ancient stone carvings. The lighting is excellent and brings out every detail to these old heros.
windosil (1158) 2010-03-06 12:56
A very moving photo - "How are the mighty fallen!"
The pale sky, distant blue hills and steep angle of rest of the gravel are a chilling contrast to the warm colours of the stones and the human echoes in the carving. Are those his feet, just above the white head?