Turkey
Mt. Ararat 5'137 m

The Mt. Ararat is at 5'137 m a dormant volcanic massif and the highest mountain in Turkey. It is situated in the Eastern Anatolia Region, close to the border to Iran and Armenia. For Christians it is believed to be the final resting place for Noah’s Ark. It is situated about 40 kilometres in the south of Armenians capital city of Yerevan (average height of 990 m). Since ancient times, Mt. Ararat has been revered by the Armenians as their spiritual home and as the home of the gods of the Armenian pantheon. The Mt. Ararat has two summits, known as the Greater Ararat (5'137 m) and the Lesser Ararat (3'896 m).

First Ascent: 1829 by Friedrich Parrot (Baltic German) and Khachatur Abovian (Armenian).

Mt. Ararat stamps, issued by other countries

Mt. Ararat
issued by Türkey

Mt. Ararat
issued by Armenia
(including Soviet Union)

 

mountainstamp.com Ararat Mountain stamp Liberia 2001

Liberia 2001, Mount Ararat & The Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmed Mosque) Istanbul, Turkey.
The Sultan Ahmed Mosque is a historical mosque in Istanbul. The mosque is popularly known as the Blue Mosque for the blue tiles adorning the walls of its interior.

The stamp was issued in the series "A Philatelic Tour of The World".

 

mountainstamp.com Ararat Mountain stamp Zambia 2002

Zambia 2002, Mount Ararat.
The stamp was issued in the miniaturesheet "The International Year of Mountains".

 

mountainstamp.com Ararat Mountain stamp Mocambique 2002

Moçambique 2002, Mount Ararat.
The stamp was issued in the miniaturesheet "The International Year of Mountains".

 

mountainstamp.com Ararat Mountain stamp St Vincent and the Grenadines 2002

St. Vincent & the Grenadines 2002, Mount Ararat.
The Khor Virap church in Armenia in the foreground.
The stamp was issued in the miniaturesheet "The International Year of Mountains".

 

 

Mozambique 2016.
“The Descent of Noah from mountain Ararat”, 1889.
Artwork by Ivan Aivazovsky (1817–1900)
The stamp was issued in the series "Ivan Aivazovsky (1817–1900)".

 

 

 

 

 

 

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