Biblical Mount Ararat (Armenian Արարատ) is located to the east of Turkey in province of Anatolia. The mountain borders with Armenia and is the highest peak of Armenian Highland. Name Ararat is considered to be the newer Armenian name of Urartu.
The smaller Ararat rises 3896 meters and the higher mountain Ararat 5165 meters from the sea level.
There are only a few native trees growing on Ararat in Ahora village, several small forests on Little Ararat. There is an interesting Biblical fact about mountain Ararat. Accordint to Bible, the Noah’s ark landed on the mountains of Ararat in the time of great flood.
Ararat is the national symbol of the Republic of Armenia, being featured in the center of its coat of arms. In Armenian mythology Mt. Ararat is the home of the Gods, much like Mt. Olympus is in Greek Mythology.