National Geographic : 1921 Apr
MODERN PERSIA AND ITS CAPITAL 399 MOUNT DEMAVEND HAS SERVED AS A GIGANTIC GUIDE-POST FOR MANY GENERATIONS "Its lonely grandeur has gripped the imagination of intrepid adventurers of all ages. Within its shadow a score of great dynasties have risen and fallen" (see text, page 394). rnotograpns by r. L. ISird ON THE SUMMIT OF MOUNT DEMAVEND, PERSIA'S MOUNT OLYMPUS The superintendent of the American school at Teheran is seated in the foreground at the left. He and the author, who made the photograph, are two of the three Americans who have accomplished the ascent. Mount Demavend is variously estimated at from 18,ooo to more than 22,000 feet in height (see text, page 395).