THE NEMRUT is a mountain of the Taurus Range. From a height of 2,206 metres it dominates the entire landscape.
From whatever side you approach it, its distinctive peak can be seen. The mountain is only accessible during the summer months. The rest of the year it is covered by snow and ice.
The last priest of Kommagene probably left the sanctuary on Mount Nemrut in 72 A.D., after the rebelling King Antiochos IV had lost the war with Rome.
For almost two thousand years, only the wailing of the wind disturbed the rest of the three kings who are buried here.