Tomb of Nimrod discovered
Ongoing excavations and research at Nimrud Mountain in Bitlis have revealed the history behind the tomb and treasures of King Nimrod. The real venue of the tomb, which was constructed 2,000 years ago, has been determined.
His tomb remained on the mountain, and the team believes to have found the real location
of the tomb in Bitlis.
[link to www.hurriyetdailynews.com]
Bitlis is a town in eastern Turkey and the capital of Bitlis Province. The town is located at an elevation of 1,400 metres, 15 km from Lake Van, in the steep-sided valley of the Bitlis River, a tributary of the Tigris.
Nimrod was a King - “the beginning of his kingdom was Babel” (Gen.
10:10. In the verses which follow in Gen. 10 we read, “He went out into
Assyria and buildedNinevah, and the city Rehoboth, and Calah”, etc.
(Gen. 10:11). From these statements it is evident that Nimrod's ambition
was to establish a world empire.
Nimrod obviously had an inordinate desire for fame, which is also consistent with archeological finds bearing his image. His consuming desire was to make for himself a name.
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.
The tower of Babel was a high place of worship. There is a definite connection between the worship of Nimrod and the later worship of the “supreme being” of Babylon, Marduk. “After their deaths, Nimrod and his wife Semiramis (the ancient “queen of heaven”) were confirmed by their priests as gods and given homage as Marduk and Astarte.”
Nemrut (Turkish: Nemrut Dağı, Kurdish: Çiyayê Nemrud)
is a dormant volcano in Eastern Turkey, close to Lake Van. The volcano
is named after King Nimrod who is said to have ruled this area in about
Locals link the name of the volcano with the legendary ruler Nimrod, who is credited with the construction of the Tower of Babel.
[link to en.wikipedia.org]
Nemrut or Nemrud is a 2,134 m (7,001 ft) high mountain in southeastern Turkey, notable for the summit where a number of large statues are erected around what is assumed to be a royal tomb from the 1st century BC.
The heads of the statues have at some stage been removed from their bodies, and they are now scattered throughout the site.
The western terrace contains a large slab with a lion, showing the arrangement of stars and the planets Jupiter, Mercury and Mars on 7 July 62 BC. This may be an indication of when construction began on this monument.
The "tower of Babel" is a very important subject even though the account given in the Bible consists of just a very few verses.
In Oct. of 1990, Ron Wyatt and Richard Rives first visited the region of southern Turkey above the Syrian border where the Euphrates River exits the Taurus mountains. Richard wanted to visit Nemrut Da ("da" means "mountain"), the burial site of the Seleucid king, Antiochus Epiphanes (62-32 BC) in order to examine the vast array of pagan statues there. Nemrut Da is located at the edge of the Taurus Mountains in the region Ron wanted to search for Babel, so off they went. After examining Nemrut Da, the two made note of a large "hill" which looked like a "tell" (remains of an ancient city or village covered in soil) off in the distance that they felt should be explored. But pressed for time, they left for Israel. They decided that they would return as soon as possible to explore more.
In August of 1991, they returned to Turkey, accompanied by Dr. Allen Roberts and Marv Wilson, to make an application to excavate Noah's Ark. After meeting with officials and receiving a verbal approval, they were told that the written permit would be issued the next "working day", which would be 4 days later due to a Turkish holiday. At that time, they all decided to go look for the tower of Babel while they waited. Unfortunately, they were taken hostage by terrorists on their way to the region and held for 21 days. After this ordeal, the search for Babel was put "on hold".
In the late 1950's during road construction in Homs southeast Turkey, many tombs of Giants were indeed unearthed. These tombs were 4 meters long, and when entered in 2 cases the human thigh bones were measured to be 47.24 inches in length. They calculated that the person who owned this Femur probably stood at fourteen to sixteen feet tall. A cast of this bone is seen at the Creationist museum in Texas.
[link to www.6000years.org]
B.- 15-foot human skeleton found in southeast Turkey in late 1950's in the Euphrates valley during road construction. Many tombs containing giants were uncovered here. This pertains to the picture of the giant human femur and myself above.