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Armenian King Antiochus of Mount Nemrut

King Antiochus 
Mount Nemrut: Kingdom of Armenian Commagene


Antiochus I was a legendary Armenian king from the Kingdom of Commagene, who is renowned for building the Pantheon of Gods on the top of Mount Nemrut in the Armenian Highlands of Eastern Asia Minor. Mount Nemrut was named to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1987 and represents the high level of aesthetic artisanry of the Armenian civilization of Asia Minor. 

King Antiochus was the son of King Mithradates I and Queen Laodice VII Thea of Commagene. 

Turkish archaeologists often supplant the true Armenian origin of Mount Nemrut when describing the site.

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