Tumulus of Karakus with Distant Views of Mount Nemrut

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Carole Raddato
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published on 19 August 2020
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The eastern side of the Tumulus of Karakus with two columns still standing upright. One column has traces of a relief, the other is decorated with an animal sculpture. The Tumulus of Karakus is a funerary monument (hierothesion) of the Commagene Royal Family, located in the Kahta district of Adiyaman Province in Eastern Turkey. 1st century BCE. Mount Nemrut is visible in the distance as the highest peak of the Taurus mountain range.

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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Raddato, C. (2020, August 19). Tumulus of Karakus with Distant Views of Mount Nemrut. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/12603/tumulus-of-karakus-with-distant-views-of-mount-nem/

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Raddato, Carole. "Tumulus of Karakus with Distant Views of Mount Nemrut." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified August 19, 2020. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/12603/tumulus-of-karakus-with-distant-views-of-mount-nem/.

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Raddato, Carole. "Tumulus of Karakus with Distant Views of Mount Nemrut." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 19 Aug 2020. Web. 23 Sep 2021.