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  • Biblical Mountain, upon which Noah’s Ark landed after the flood

  • Noah made sacrifice on Ararat and God established a covenant with him that He will never destroy the earth by flood and He set a rainbow in the clouds as a sign of the covenant.

  • Tombs of some Armenian kings full of treasures are located on Ararat.

  • In past Ararat was famous hunting ground of the Armenian kings full of bears, tigers, lions and lynx.

  • Frederiech Parrot, a professor of the Dorpat University and Khachatur Abovyan, an Armenian writer, were the first people to climb to the top of Ararat in 1829.

  • Members of an 1850 expedition recall seeing Elbrus, Kazbek, Geghama, Tavros and Korduk mountains from the top of Ararat.

  • The highest peak of the Armenian Plateau (5165 m). Perimeter 130 km, 1200 km2. Ararat consists of two peaks, the larger of which is called Masis (5165m) and the smaller one is Sis (3925m).

  • Average temperature in January is -6 C at foot, -25 C at top and +26 C and 0 C respectively in July.

  • Ararat is the sacred symbol of the Armenian nation, the Armenian statehood and the lost territories of the Western Armenia.