Stolen History

This morning while reading over this fantastic thread I started to look at old newspaper clippings of Petra and stumbled across another 8th wonder of the world that I have never seen or heard of. Mount Nemrut.


According to this documentary, during the expedition they uncovered inscriptions written in Greek that identified the figures as various gods as well as the author who preserved his own image. However, the first lines of text containing that individual’s identity were illegible. But by combining the other inscriptions that they found, they were able to conclude this mount was built by King Antiochos I of Commagene. Not to be confused with Antiochus I Soter.

Antiochos, a just, eminent god, friend of Romans and friend of Greeks, c. 86 BC – 38 BC, ruled 70 BC – 38 BC) was an Armenian king from the Kingdom of Commagene and the most famous king of that kingdom.

The ruins of the tomb-sanctuary of Antiochus atop Mount Nemrut in Turkey were added to the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1987. Several sandstone bas reliefs discovered at the site contain some of the oldest known images of two figures shaking hands.


Antiochus I of Commagene, shaking hands with Heracles, 70–38 BC, Arsameia

There wouldn’t be a more surreal handshake until 2000 years later when Elvis met Nixon.

Let’s just say this guy had quite the handshake.


Antiochus I Theos of Armenian kingdom of Commagene, wearing an Armenian tiara depicting the coat of arms of Artashes (Artaxiad) dynasty (Circa 69-34 BC).


Founded in the 3rd century BC, this cult and burial site in Mt. Nemrut National Park was the summer residence of the Commagene rulers. In addition to the remains of steps and buildings on the summit plateau (with mosaics from the 2nd century BC), there are a number of reliefs and rock-chambers on the way up to the top.

The first large stele relief depicts the god Mithras-Helios, while the middle relief shows the Commagene King Mithridates and his son Antiochus I. From here, there is a rock tunnel leading to a burial chamber. A further relief depicts Mithridates shaking hands with the demigod Hercules.

This source claims it is Mithridates shaking hands with Hercules but there are said to be several. Might be a mistake but just noting it.


This is admittedly built with technology not found anywhere else during the same period. Which really begs the question; does this belong to the time period they have ascribed it to? Fortunately, the builders left us a clue on the west terrace.


According to Fomenko:

I will skip ahead and present you with the possible dates he came up with:

We have already met with this horoscope in our study of the Egyptian zodiacs (see above and [НХЕ]). The same horoscope was discovered in the unfinished tomb of Senenmouth near the Valley of the Kings in Egypt. And also – on the Metternich stela. All the necessary astronomical calculations relating to this horoscope, we have already been done. Now it remains only to use them again.

The horoscope “all planets in Leo” has five solutions in the interval from -3000 to +2000 AD:

July, 12 -1733 (1734 BC)
August 2 -761 (762 BC)
July 24 35 AD
August 15 1007 AD
September 1 (Art. Art.) 1624 AD

ДРЕВНИЕ ЗОДИАКИ ЕГИПТА И ЕВРОПЫ. Датировки 2003-2004 годов. Г.В.Носовский, А.Т.Фоменко.

I really want to give a sense of scale here and also show you some more images before moving on.


Is the cage supposed to protect this?


Here is a fifty second video that shows the tunnels and chamber.


Picture from New Earth’s youtube channel.


Sense of the height and view.

Unexplained mystery

Okay, so naturally I looked for a Nimrut/Nimrod connection simply because of the phonetic similarity and Orion/Hunter connection.
Then I started thinking about the mound of stone shards and obviously wondered if there wasn’t originally some large structure.
Like some sort of tower that got destroyed and reduced to sand.

The only thing I found on wiki was someone’s comment:

Tower of Babel, Nimrod, Nemrud-Nemrut
This article should incorporate a discussion of King Nimrod, and the possiblity of an etymological connection between Nimrod and Nemrut. cs (talk) 05:18, 16 December 2008 (UTC)

This person made the claim it is actually Nimrod depicted here


On the West Terrace of Mount Nimrod (or NemrutDagi), sunset light falls on a 40-ton head of Greek god “Zeus” (Nimrod according to Turkish people) capped with a Persian tiara.

What is recorded in Gen. 10 about Nimrod supplies the key to the first half of Gen. 11 which tells of the building of the Tower of Babel. Gen. 10:10 informs us that the beginning of Nimrod’s kingdom was Babel. The Greek form of the Hebrew word bavelor Babel is closely allied and probably derived from the Akkadianbabiluor “gate of God.” Afterwards, because of the judgment which the Lord there inflicted, Babel came to mean “confusion (by mixing)”. That at the time Nimrod founded Babel this word signified “the gate (the figure of official position) of God”, intimates that he not only organized an imperial government over which he presided as king, but that he also instituted a new and idolatrous system of worship. Nimrod demanded and received Divine honors. In all probability, it was at this point that idolatry was introduced.3

About 447 KM away is Nimrut Volcano


Locals link the name of the volcano with the legendary ruler Nimrod, who is credited with the construction of the Tower of Babel. Turkish chronicles of the 16th century reproduce a local legend as follows:

Native believe that Nemruz used to spend the winters around and the summers on this mountain. For this purpose, he had a castle and a palace built on the summit. He used to live and spend lots of time there. He fell victim to God’s wrath and got caught. Consequently, the god let this mountain, the height of which was not less than 2000 zira collapse and sink 1500 zira. This sinking created a lake of 5000 zira wide.[6]

Nemrut (volcano) – Wikipedia

Important points and closing thoughts:
This is supposed to be a burial site and Antiochus is believed to be mummified below but nobody has bothered looking yet…because the archeologists are not entirely convinced.

Once again we see the recurring theme where a site went undiscovered for a long period of time as this site was not rediscovered until 1881 or 1883 depending on the source. (similar situation: Pompeii)

During that expedition or as a result of it they were able to piece together who built this hill and when. And why.
Excavations didn’t start until 1953.

The techniques do not match with the techniques used during the period this site has been dated by archaeologists. They openly admit this since there is no good explanation.
The dates don’t appear to match the constellation inscription on the lion according to Fomenko.

Based on the research done by others on this site I don’t really believe the mound of stone shards was the original blueprint.
The builders displayed precise knowledge of astronomy judging how the glass shaft was built.
Could it have originally been a temple, a tower, a pyramid? Or has it always looked this way?

I will not add more speculation because I am excited to hear other opinions!

I hope you have enjoyed learning about this location as much as I have. Thank you for reading and, of course, thank you to the original authors and researchers.


Mount Nemrut: ‘Throne Of The Gods’ – Mysterious Royal Tomb Surrounded By Gigantic Sculptures | Ancient Pages
Mount Nemrut – Wikipedia
Antiochus I Theos of Commagene – Wikipedia
12 Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in the Mount Nemrut Region | PlanetWare
Kingdom of Commagene – Wikipedia
Nemrut (volcano) – Wikipedia
The lost Kingdom of Commagene
Armenian Kingdom of Commagene (a short analysis) – PeopleOfAr
The Antiochus of Commagene Lion Horoscope
ДРЕВНИЕ ЗОДИАКИ ЕГИПТА И ЕВРОПЫ. Датировки 2003-2004 годов. Г.В.Носовский, А.Т.Фоменко.