Mount Nemrut

Following the contract with the gods, small temples are built at the most important points of the Kingdom of Commagene. One of the most important of these temples called ur Temenos enos is founded on Mount Nemrut. The gods who make a deal are given both Persian and Greek names. Each temple is placed with tablets called tan stele s˝k˝˛ where Mithridates shakes hands with each god. In this way, the belief that the country will be under protection becomes stronger. The kingdom of Commagene defies the Romans who have invaded Anatolia for many years. However, in 72 AD, during the reign of Antiochus III, the Roman army was defeated. The soldiers of the Kommagene army are included in the Roman army and all the structures and statues that will remind the Kingdom of Commagene are destroyed. The last remaining remains of the kingdom are abandoned to the loneliness of Mount Nemrut. I. Antiochos

Antiochos I, the son of King Mithradates, is the best known king of the Kingdom of Commagene. Antiochus, who reigned between 70 BC and 38 BC, built a temple on Mount Nemrut as the center of the contract with his gods, Mithradates. The reason why he chose the peaks of the mountain as a place of temple was that he had a dominant position in the whole country. He designed the temple together with his father Mithradates. He wanted the temple to be so glorious that the importance of the contract with the gods would be well understood by the Commagene people. He believed that their contract would be a new religion and that this religion would spread from the Nemrut and spread all over the world. With this conviction, he became a e Theos os, the tarih god tarih and became history as Antiochos I Theos. She named her as the Ze Thea ˝na by declaring her mother a goddess because of the excessive affection she heard.