Mount Aragats
Share
mail
License license
loading...
Loading ...

Panoramic photo by Davit Mirzoyan Taken 16:56, 26/08/2013 - Views loading...

Advertisement

Mount Aragats

The World > Asia > Middle East

  • Like / unlike
  • thumbs up
  • thumbs down

Mount Aragats is the highest point in both Armenia and the Lesser Caucasus range about 40 km northwest of the capital city of Yerevan. Aragats is located in the province of Aragatsotn, its height is about 4090m. There are four summits, North (the highest, 4090m), West (4080m), South (3879m) and East (3916m) forming the rim of a volcanic crater. 

Byurakan Observatory, medieval Amberd Fortress and many “dragon stones” (unique monuments of prehistoric Armenia, vishaps (Arm.)) are located on its slopes.

Mount Aragats is a popular destination for tourists, especially in summer, when the colors and amazing rocks and stones attract everyone.

comments powered by Disqus

Nearby images in Middle East

map

A: Tegher Monastery

by Davit Mirzoyan, 19.1 km away

The monastery is located in the village Tegher on the southern reach of the highest mountain of Armen...

Tegher Monastery

B: Echmiazdin Main Church

by Ara Grigoryan, 39.9 km away

Picture made in the summer of 2011, shows Mother Chair Saint Echmiadzin Church (Mair Ator Surb Echmia...

Echmiazdin Main Church

C:

by Edgar Martirosyan, 41.6 km away

D: Restaurant complex in Yerevan, Armenia

by Ernest Tshagharyan, 43.9 km away

One of the restaurants of Yerevan, but I can't tell wich one, because my account is free :)

Restaurant complex in Yerevan, Armenia

E: Kievyan Bridge

by Ernest Tshagharyan, 43.9 km away

Great Bridge of Hrazdan (Armenian: Հրազդանի Մեծ կամուրջ), more commonly known as Kievian Bridge (Arme...

Kievyan Bridge

F: Jajuravan Armenia

by arman hovsepyan, 44.1 km away

Jajuravan Armenia

G: Tsitsernakaberd Yerevan Armenia

by Ernest Tshagharyan, 44.8 km away

Tsitsernakaberd (Armenian: Ծիծեռնակաբերդ) is a memorial dedicated to the victims of the Armenian Geno...

Tsitsernakaberd Yerevan Armenia

H: Tsitsernakaberd Yerevan Armenia

by Ernest Tshagharyan, 44.8 km away

Tsitsernakaberd (Armenian: Ծիծեռնակաբերդ) is a memorial dedicated to the victims of the Armenian Geno...

Tsitsernakaberd Yerevan Armenia

I: Hrazdan Stadium From Above 10.09.2013 Armenia-Dania

by Ernest Tshagharyan, 45.5 km away

Hrazdan Stadium From Above 10.09.2013 Armenia-Dania

J: From the top of the Cascade in Yerevan, Armenia

by Henk Keijzer, 45.5 km away

From the top of the Cascade in Yerevan, Armenia I know, I know, the bottom half is black, but back in...

From the top of the Cascade in Yerevan, Armenia

This panorama was taken in Middle East

This is an overview of Middle East

Modern civilization began right here in the Tigris-Euphrates river valley. Also known as the Fertile Crescent or Mesopotamia, this is the place where, six thousand years ago, agriculture, writing and mathematics were brought into widespread use.

The term "Middle East" comes from the British navy, which used it to describe the countries on the trade route from Europe to India and China. Everything from Afghanistan to Morocco may possibly be classified as "middle eastern", depending on whom you ask -- and when.

Only a partial list of past Empires in the middle eastern territory includes Sumeria, Babylonia, Persia, the Ottoman Empire and the Roman Empire!

When northern Europe was still lurking about in slimy cold stone castles playing chess, the Middle East was enjoying the flowers of poetry, luxurious craftsmanship, music and literature. In fact, the Renaissance in Europe was partly inspired by stories brought back from the middle east by travelers along the trade route.

Strategic location, religious history and the world's largest supply of crude oil have kept the Middle East at the center of world activity for centuries. The saga continues.

Text by Steve Smith.

Share this panorama