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MOUNT NEMRUT ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE

MOUNT NEMRUT ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE
Adiyaman Province, Turkey
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BACKGROUND

Antiochus I, an Armenian king whose lineage connected him to the Seleucids, Ptolemies, and Macedonians, ruled the small territory of Commagene in Asia Minor in the 1st century B.C. In 64 B.C., Commagene became a Roman province when Antiochus reached a peaceful agreement with Pompey, who had just conquered Syria. (...)

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HOW WE HELPED

The harsh climate at the summit of Mount Nemrut has eroded the stones that compose King Antiochus’ burial monument. At the end of the 20th century, the complex was in dire need of a drainage system, materials conservation, and a tourism management plan. (...)

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WHY IT MATTERS

King Antiochus I of Commagene ruled at a critical time for the Late Roman Republic; he was intimately involved with its politics and interacted with several of its legendary leaders, including Pompey the Great. (...)