National Geographic : 1918 Sep
Photograph by H.F.Reid THE MOST FAMOUS OF MOUNTAINS, MOUNT ARARAT, IN ARMENIA The peaks seen in the picture are Great Ararat (17,ooo feet) and Little Ararat (13,000). They are about 7miles apart and form theboundary of Russia, Persia, and Turkey, to each of which they partly belong. Once this great mountain wasbeneath thesea. Whether our good father, Noah, was an oceanographer or not, he was a splendid navigator, landing his ship safely upon a mountain topwhose crest isnow more than three miles above high tide at Alexandretta. Mount Everest, the land's highest peak, could be placed inthe Challenger Deep, thesea's lowest trench, and still leave navigable water a half mile deep over its summit.