Day: August 8, 2018

Ancient Village of Akori – Where Noah Planted a Willow

The Akori settlement is situated on the northeastern slope of Masis, otherwise known as Greater Ararat. Now, this area is occupied by Iğdır Province of Turkey. An ancient legend recounts that after the Great Flood, Noah planted a willow tree (“uri” or “ureni” in Armenian) on the site of the village. The historic name of