Nemrut Dağı

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Max Ridgway - guitar, Tibetan bowls, gongs, and rain stick. Recorded on June 26, 2014. Nemrut is a high mountain in southeastern Turkey, notable for the summit where a number of large statues are erected around what is assumed to be a royal tomb from the 1st century BC. The heads of all the statues have either fallen or been thrown down. The western terrace contains a large slab with a lion, showing the arrangement of stars and the planets Jupiter, Mercury and Mars on 7 July 62 BC. In the modern era, the site remained unknown to all but local herders until it was discovered in 1881 by a geologist in the employ of the Ottoman government. Archaeological excavations in 1953 by the American School of Oriental Research have conducted precise surveys of the site and instituted a preservation program but have provided little insight into the either the methods of construction or ancient use of the strange rock hill and its temples.


from Power Spot, released October 7, 2016



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