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Commagene Nemrut Conservation Development Program (CNCDP)

The Tumulus of Mount Nemrut, discovered in 1881, has been the subject of archaeological research and excavations for more than a hundred years. In 1986, MountNemrut was declared an Archaeological Conservation Area according to national legislature and inscribed into the UNESCO World Heritage List. In 2006, Middle East Technical University (METU) prepared the Commagene Nemrut Conservation Development Program (CNCDP) for a series of research and implementation projects concerning the conservation of the Tumulus of Mount Nemrut.

The primary aim of CNCDP is:

"The conservation, interpretation, presentation and sustainability of the Tumulus of Mount Nemrut, inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, as well as the archaeological sites within the boundaries of Nemrut National Park and the region which includes monuments belonging to the Commagene civilization; to preserve their architectural, archaeological, historical, economic, social, cultural and ecological values as a whole, according to international conservation principles."