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Nemrud Dağı
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(ND), 2150 m high in the Taurus mountains, is the location of the tomb of Antiochus [2] I of Commagene. The tomb is associated with the apotheosis of Antiochus I in the wake of a dramatic increase in power following Pompey's victory over Tigranes II of Armenia and the acquisition of the city of Seleucia on the Euphrates/Zeugma at the princes' congress of Amisus (65/64 BC).

The burial tumulus, a mound made of fist-sized stones that reaches a good 50 m in height, is the site of cult terraces, colossal statues of the gods and a monumental cult i…

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Wagner, Jörg (Tübingen), “Nemrud Dağı”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 07 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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