Day archives: September 15th, 2018

Mountains of Ararat – Here, People Looked for Redemption

Mountains of Ararat

Armenia from times immemorial has attracted travelers and pilgrims. Back in the 1st century AD, Romano-Jewish scholar, historian, and hagiographer Titus Flavius Josephus compared the Ararat mountains with a pier. The visits of foreigners became particularly frequent in the Middle Ages. In Armenia, people have looked for redemption and made reports for the high clergymen …

The Endangered Armenian Mouflon

The Endangered Armenian Mouflon

The Armenian mouflon is a mouflon species indigenous to the Armenian Highlands, though it is also spread in the steppes of Iran. Armenian mouflons are commonly found in open mid- to high-altitude areas and in rocky mountains. These wild species of sheep spend the summer in the highest areas they can reach that are typically …