pfs10063 TURKEY: Mount Ararat

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“.. For it is known indirectly from early third-century BC Graeco-Babylonian sources that visitors (perhaps pilgrims or tourists) used to go to a site in Kurdistan/ancient Armenia (the eastern Turkey region) to see the remains of ‘the Ark’. And the original Hebrew Bible describes the Ark as having come to rest ‘on a mountain in Urartu’. The ancient first millennium BC kingdom of Urartu translates today as ‘Armenia’ or in the Bible as ‘Ararat’. The Muslim Koran says that the Ark came to rest on a mountain called Al-Judi. The flood legend recurs all over the world – in India, Europe, South America and China as well as the Middle East”
interesting article in : the Independent by David Keys

Mount Ararat on the border of Turkey and Armenia

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“Over the years various groups have explored Ararat in the hopes of finding remains of Noah’s Ark. Both Josephus in about 70 A.D. and Marco Polo about 1300 A.D. mention its existence on the mountain, but their reports are based on others’ accounts. Josephus remarks that its remains are on display for all to see without the need for an organized exploration. In more recent years many groups have hunted for it there. The possibility that ancient fables are historical fact is intriguing, and each new discovery of truth in previously discredited records gives additional strength to continue the search for archaeological confirmation.”

Ararat MOUNT (Pers. Kūh-e Nūḥ, Arm. Masis or Masik, Turk. Ağr dağ or Eğri dağ), an extinct volcano in the northeastern extremity of Turkey close to the Iran-Soviet frontiers. Mt. Ararat rises more than 4000 m above the plains of the Araxes basin (İğdir depression, altitude 875 m) to the northeast and more than 3000 m above the Doğu Bayazıt depression (altitude 2000 m) to the south. The mountain is a range made up of two summits, Great Ararat (5,165 m) in the northwest and Little Ararat (3,925 m) in the southeast, and a narrow connecting ridge approximately 2687 m high and 14 km long which is called Serdar Bulak after a spring situated lower down.

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