Webcam Yerevan - Mount Ararat
About webcam "Mount Ararat" in the city Yerevan
Mount Ararat is a snow-covered and inactive compound of a volcano in the extreme east of Turkey. It consists of two large volcanic cones: Bolshoy Ararat, the highest peak in Turkey and the Armenian plateau with a height of 5,137 m (16,854 ft), and Little Ararat with a height of 3,889 m (12,782 ft). The Ararat massif is about 40 km (25 miles) in diameter. Despite the scientific consensus that the "Mountains of Ararat" were mentioned in the Book of Genesis, in fact everything written there does not specifically refer to Mount Ararat, it was widely accepted in Christianity as the location of Noah's Ark. It is the main national symbol of Armenia and is considered by Armenians as a sacred mountain. It occupies a prominent place in Armenian literature and art and is an icon of Armenian irredentism. Along with Noah's Ark, it is depicted on the coat of arms of Armenia. The first efforts to reach the Ararat summit were made in the Middle Ages. However, it was not until 1829, when Frederick Parrot and Khachatur Abovyan, accompanied by four other climbers, made the first recorded ascent. You can see the mountain in real time via a web camera aimed at it. The picture is high-quality and served in the network around the clock. Broadcast is available online.