Monday, 12 September 2011

Giants of Nemrut




Here's the first pic of the giant statures on Mount Nemrut, touched up in Photoshop..of course :)

Actually, they weren't that big at all, the largest head is almost 2 meters high..I always thought they were much taller...it's an awesome thing to see in person!  There's two sets of identical statures on either side of the pyramid, one set, welcomes the new day & the other set sees off the setting sun.

The pyramid is made up of tons of loose small rocks, piled on top of each other, a perfect defense against looters & tomb raiders.