Mount Nemrut National Park

Erdal Türkoğlu

Erdal Türkoğlu

Erdal Türkoğlu

Erdal Türkoğlu

He was born in Konya in 1964. He graduated from Selçuk University, Faculty of Education, Department of German Language Teaching. In 1991 he worked as an assistant and translator in the HWK Dortmund-KTO Konya Turkish-German Cooperation Joint Project supported by the German Government in Konya Chamber of Commerce. In 2012, he was the chairman of MARFOD Marmaris Friends of Photography Association. He has been a member of Urla Photography and Cinema Volunteers Association and AFSAD (2018) since 2016. He participated in 4 personal exhibitions, three in the country and one in London, and more than 60 group photography exhibitions both in Turkey and abroad. More than 180 of his photographs were awarded in national and international photography contests he participated in between 2012 and 2020.

Mount Nemrut is a volcanic mountain and natural monument located within the borders of Adıyaman province. It was included in the world heritage list by UNESCO in 1988. On the eastern side of the mountain, there is a statue of Antiochos I, King of Commagene, who died in 34 BC. and giant sculptures symbolizing Roman-Greek gods. It is also called "Mountain of the Gods". It was determined by the researchers that the sculptures were arranged in a certain order according to the lunar calendar. There is Tumulus built in the name of the king at the top. According to a rumor, it is said that when the king died, he said that he wanted to be buried in a desolate and high place and therefore he chose Mount Nemrut. It was claimed that the tomb of the king was under the Tumulus, but since excavation work could not be done without damaging the remains with today's technology, the mentioned burial chamber was not found. Mount Nemrut National Park, which has its unique view and the most ambitious works of the Hellenistic period, fascinates its visitors, especially photographers today.

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