Nemrut Pyramid Mound, Turkey
Nemrut or Nemrud is a 2,134 m (7,001 ft) high mountain in southeastern Turkey. It’s famous touristic attraction because of the mount summit where a number of large statues are erected around what is assumed to be a royal man-made pyrmaidal mound tomb from the 1st century BC.
The 50 meters high artificial peak built on top from local materials as stone and soil with clay. It was constructed as a tomb for King Antinochus I during the period 80 - 72 BC. The architects of the tomb according to the will of the king placed the tomb closest to the sky (heaven) as possible. We can see the same tradition in China during the Tang Dynasty (7-10 centuries AD) when emperors situated their burial tombs at the inner lodgments of the highest natural mountains in modern Shaanxi province.