Mount Nemrut

Afterwards, the works of the Nemrut Mountain, which was joined by the German Engineer Karl Humann and the founder of the Istanbul Archeology Museum, were continued from 1953 to the 80s. . Excavations that led to the emergence of the Commagene Civilization were carried out in the Arsameia, Samsat and Euphrates Basins other than Mount Nemrut. The portable artifacts uncovered in the excavations in the region were protected in museums and the rest were protected in National Park Area.

Commagene, which means. The Society of Genes Yunanca in Greek, is a powerful kingdom, in harmony with its name, in which the beliefs, cultures and traditions of the Greek and Persian Civilizations are integrated. The ancient Commagene Kingdom, located at the junction of the various roads in the Taurus Mountains, took place in the northern part of Syria, Hatay, Pinarbasi, the Northern Taurus Mountains and the Euphrates River in the east. It is understood from the cave and archaeological finds that the Commagene soils, which are suitable for agriculture and animal husbandry and which have high economic importance, have been used as settlement since the first ages..