Doğu Terası’ndaki heykellerin etrafındaki çöpler ve düşmüş kaya parçaları temizlendi.
The temporary snow barrier is crippled by tons of snow and ice. The barrier served its purpose of protecting the stelae on the West Terrace and is removed.
The Lion Horoscope was presented to the Minister of Culture, His Excellency Mr. Doç.Dr. Huseyin Çelik, in the presence of the Dutch ambassador, Mr. Sjoerd Gosses.
At a working session in Amsterdam with international experts, organized by the International Nemrud Foundation, the campaign for 2003 was discussed. There were specific consultations about restoration and conservation methods with Prof.Dr. Orhan Bingöl of the University of Ankara, Prof.Dr. Predrag Gavrilovic of University of Skopje, and conservation specialists Paolo Pagnin and Christoph Kronenwirth, as well as with Prof. Eric Moormann of the University of Nijmegen, Jaap Groot P.Eng., architect Maurice Crijns, Dr.Miguel-John Versluys and Prof. Herman Brijder of the Archaeological Centre of the University of Amsterdam.
After 2,000 years again the gods are looking together at the rise of Regulus, the star of the Kommagenian kings.
A temporary barrier is constructed by the chief engineer Jaap Groot to relief the snow pressure at the back of the stelae on the West Terrace.
The bedrock under the statue of Herakles is consolidated under the supervision of Prof.Dr. Predrag Gavrilovic of the Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Seismology of Macedonia.
Part of the emergency program is the re-location of unstable and endangered parts of the statues of the gods on the East Terrace. The first head is carefully hoisted by the Enka crane supervisor Zekai Şalcı and his co-worker Adnan Erdem, using specially developed strings and working at ultra low speed to avoid any damage.
As part of the 2nd annual celebration of the 14th of July, the INF medal of honour is presented by the Dutch ambassador, his excellency Mr. Sjoerd Gosses, to Mr. Űnal Nakipler of the Enka Construction & Industry Co., Inc., Mr. M.Aykut Özet of the Ministry of Culture and Mr. Halil Işık, Governor of Adiyaman.
As part of the 2nd annual celebration of the 14th of July, the Akbank symphony orchestra gives an excellent performance on the East Terrace, watched by the gods.
During the conference of the 2nd annual celebration of the 14th of July, Mr. M. Dengir Fırat stresses the necessity of the restoration works on Mt. Nemrud and the extension of the present research to other parts of ancient Kommagene.
The Enka crane gives a demonstration to the spectators who are not familiar with modern hoisting technics.