Kâhta is a district of Adıyaman Province of Turkey. It has a population of 66,503 (in 2012). It is a small town in countryside at the foot of Mount Nemrut. Main industry of this village is tourism. I did not see agriculture and live stock farming.
After having breakfast in the hotel, I was going to the ruins of Arsameia.
Arsameia on the Nymphaios is an ancient city located in Old Kâhta in the province of Adıyaman. The site is known in ancient times as Nymphaios. Arsameia was founded in the Third Century BC by the Armenian king Arsames (255–225 BC).
A relief of the god Mithras at Arsameia and Nymphaios. Arsameia and Nymphaios was cult and burial site of the Commagene kingdom in Southeastern Turkey.
When you pass through the tunnel, there are remains of the royal palace of Arsameiya.
Arsameia was a royal seat of the kingdom of Commagene.
Relief with a handshake; Mithridates or Antiochus and Heracles are shaking hands.
It’s time to leave this ruins, ancient Royal Palace of Arsameiya, for the next destination.