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Armenia: views of Mt Ararat volcano during our tour in May-June 2021
Mt Ararat volcano is not only one of the most iconic and largest potentially still active volcanoes in the world, but certainly one that has more connections to history, religion, myths, culture and politics in the Caucasus-Middle East region than any other mountain as well. One of the many beliefs around it refers to the Bible's tale of Noah. According to it, its summit was the first to emerge as new land when the Deluge receded and Noah could land again here, starting to populate the new world...
Even though its location became part of the Turkish state in 1920 following the Turkish-Armenian war and intervention of Russia, it remains an important national symbol of the Armenian people, whose original population area was much larger than today's country, and had Ararat quite in its center. Today, from many points in western Armenia, it remains a mighty background of the scenery.
The pictures were taken during our latest small group tour to Armenia's geological and cultural highlights.
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