Karakuş Tümülüs

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Karakuş Tümülüs information

Lonely Planet review

Highway D360, marked for Nemrut Dağı Milli Parkı , starts in Kahta next to the Hotel Kommagene. After a few kilometres, the road forks left 1.5km to Karakuş Tümülüs, built in 36 BC. A handful of columns ring the mound – there were more, but the limestone blocks were used by the Romans to build the Cendere Bridge. An eagle tops a column at the car park, a lion tops another around the mound, and a third has an inscribed slab explaining that the burial mound holds female relatives of King Mithridates II.