Postcards From Our Ancient Past

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  1. Craig Wilson

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    The ruins on Mount Nemrut depict a gaggle of gods from both Greek and Persian traditions, plus a few deities the emperor Antiochus I made up himself. The range of spiritual faiths represented in the statues found near the 2,100-metre summit reflects southeastern Turkey's long history as a crossroads of cultures. Today, the derelict statues are protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
     
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    It is amazing how much this ancient carving (?) looks like modern machinery. Was it made by an early advanced civilization and then eventually covered with mud and rock to make it look like something different ?

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