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Near East: Panoramic museum planned for Nemrut sculptures
Huge sculptures on the world heritage site Mount Nemrut, which have been exposed to open air for more than 2,000 years, will survive with a panorama museum. Imitations of the sculptures will be made for the museum in the case they disappear someday because of climate conditions.

Panoramic museum planned for Nemrut sculptures
Imitations of the sculptures on Mount Nemrut will be made for 
the panorama museum to display [Credit: AA]

The possible effects of corrosion caused by climate conditions have been on the agenda of the General Directorate of Cultural Heritage and Museums. Following talks with academic organizations about the preservation of these sculptures, the idea of establishing a panorama museum has arisen.

The first steps have been taken for the structure. When the Adıyaman Panorama and Archaeology Museum is finished, visitors will find themselves on Mount Nemrut.

The museum will be established on an area of 30,000-square meters, 10,000 of which will be a closed area. The archaeology section of the museum will display works from the early Bronze Age to the end of the Ottoman era on an area of 2,000-squaremeters.

The museum will also have a depot, cafe, conference hall, foyer, ateliers, museum stores and a library.

Source: Hurriyet Daily News [August 20, 2014]