TURKISH MINISTER WANTS TO PROTECT STATUES OF ARMENIAN PAGAN GODS WITH OWN BLANKET

news.am
Aug 30 2011
Armenia

ANKARA. - Turkish Minister of Culture and Tourism Ertugrul Gunay
states that the statues on the Nemrut Mountain should be transferred
to the nearest museums as climate damages them.

"We are worried as the statues may be damaged. I would have covered
them with my blanket if I could," the minister told Turkish Mylife
website.

According to the minister, they got many offers on how to protect the
statues. However, neither the glass frame, nor the chemical liquid
will be able to protect them from the strong winds on the mountain.

Thus, the best option will be to transfer them to the nearest museum
with helicopters, Gunay believes.