Arsameia and Nemrut A La Holga

Arsameia

On a weekend trip to Gaziantep in the southeast of Turkey in early June, Melody and I took a road trip to see the ruins at Mt. Nemrut. On the way and in the same park, we were happily surprised to find that there were also remains of the ancient city of Arsameia, dating back from the 3rd century BC. The site contained some well-preserved bas-reliefs from the holy burial area that this part of the city was used for. The fact that these sculptures are still standing in their original location after over a thousand years and that visitors can stand within inches of them to observe them more closely was breathtaking. After Arsameia, we headed for Mt. Nemrut, an ancient site from the 1st century BC, where I played around with double exposures on the Holga. Both of these sites are perfect examples of the wealth of history and ancient artifacts that Turkey holds.

Arsameia


Mt. Nemrut

Mt. Nemrut

Mt. Nemrut

Mt. Nemrut

Mt. Nemrut

Mt. Nemrut

Mt. Nemrut

Mt. Nemrut

Mt. Nemrut

Mt. Nemrut

Mt. Nemrut

Mt. Nemrut

Mt. Nemrut

Mt. Nemrut

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