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Ruins of Nemrud Dagh, Turkey, 2000

Photo: Broken statue heads of Nemrud Dagh kingdom in Turkey

The sun sets on the first-century ruins of Nemrud Dagh, Turkey, millennia after it set on the ancient kingdom itself. Built by King Antiochus I in southeastern Turkey, the kingdom is one of the best preserved but least known ruins of the Late Hellenistic period. Its monuments are a story in stone depicting the king, his family and ancestors, and their interaction with the gods.

(Photo shot on assignment for, but not published in, "Wrath of the Gods: Centuries of Upheaval Along the Anatolian Fault," July 2000, National Geographic magazine)

Photograph by Reza

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