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Mapping Turkey: Heritage

Nemrut or Nemrud is a 2,134-metre-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

 

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Summary

One of the main challenges in the field of heritage today is the reinterpretation of cultural heritage against the current backdrop of monotypic globalisation. This major factor for the conservation of natural heritage is a race against time, especially in ra-pidly growing cities, and is also relevant for Turkey. Recently, Turkey has been hosting a proliferation of implementations in the field of heritage. This proliferation includes a vast number of actors, distinct identities, demands and scales. Investigating and documenting intangible cultural heritage are also trending topics, and currently an interest in collective memory studies is on the agenda in Turkey. As a result, there are many international collaboration opportunities for the identification, conservation and management of cultural and natural heritage in Turkey

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