Commagene: The Land of Gods Between Taurus and Euphrates

TitleCommagene: The Land of Gods Between Taurus and Euphrates
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsBlomer M, Winter E
Series TitleHomer Archaeological Guides
Series Volume11
Number of Pages372
PublisherEge Yayınları
ISBN Number978-9944483353
KeywordsCommagene, Nemrut
Abstract

Commagene is the ancient name for the region extending between the Taurus Mountains and the Euphrates. Located in the outer fringes of the Mediterranean the region was always a crossroads between the East and the West. There are well-known UNESCO sites like the tumulus of Antiochus I and the city of Zeugma known for the mosaics. However, the region is richer with many more monuments from prehistory through the modern days encompassing numerous medieval fortresses and Hittite rock reliefs.