Tomb of Nimrod discovered
ISTANBULOngoing 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.
Writer and researcher Mehmet Törehan Serdar said his team has determined the location of the tomb after an extensive period of research. Noting that the mountain in Adıyaman has no relation to the mountain in Bitlis, Serdar said, “This is only a resemblance in name. The reason being, there is another kin of Adıyaman’s Nimrod in Nemrut.”King Nimrod, according to the Book of Genesis and the Books of Chronicles, was the son of Cush and great-grandson of Noah, and the King of Shinar. He is depicted in the Tanakh as a man of power on earth and a mighty hunter.
Extra-biblical traditions associating him with the Tower of Babel led to his reputation as a king who rebelled against God.
Several Mesopotamian ruins were given Nimrod’s name by 8th-century Arabs.
His tomb remained on the mountain, and the team believes to have found the real location
of the tomb in Bitlis.