At an altitude of 2150 m above sea level in the Taurus Mountains in southeastern Turkey, there is an interesting place - Mount Nemrut-Dag.
Official historical information is a mound with the grave of Antiochus I of Kommagensky. The hill at the end of the 19th century. researched by German experts. But I did not find information about it.
Statues are located at the foot of the mound. Like Egyptian. Probably, restorers have already collected them from the rubble. But they never collected it. A lot of debris continues to lie nearby.
In the reconstruction of historians, they should look like this. Do they remind you of the Scythians in their forward-bent hats?
The rock from which the statues are made is fragile. Nowadays, fragments, heads of statues are covered with cracks. This is probably how erosion works. In general, cracks look like drying out of poor-quality concrete.
View from the opposite side of the hill. A strange place for a mound.
It looks like a fill mound, a mound from a height. But the background of other mountains stands out for its obvious artificial nature: a stone of approximately the same size. By the way, why? If it was collected in the vicinity, in these mountains, then it must be of different sizes. And here it was as if they were driven through a large sieve or some kind of crushing machine. It resembles modern railway rubble. How many people were involved in this work? In general, all this is strange, as well as the work of filling any mound and on the plain looks strange.
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On satellite images, this place looks like this. Everything turned out to be snowy in Google maps. But if we move 2-3 km to the south, we will see a strange view of the surface of the mountains:
Point erosion on the surface and slopes of mountains. As if this territory was bombed with air bombs. It looks like some kind of dips or holes from the workings of something in an open way.
Let's get closer to the surface. Yes, it is very likely that something was dug here once. Then the soil either collapsed into these voids or it was mining something by an open method. Local geologists would clarify the situation if they shared information about the presence of any ores in these mountains.
I do not exclude the possibility that when someone from the survivors of the disaster continued mining. But the work was less extensive and only this mound was poured. In it, perhaps, Antiochus I of Commagene is actually buried. But initially, we can assume that it was just a bulk waste heap. As a version.
Another version is pipes, funnels from powerful degassing. But in other places of this mountainous area, this is not observed …