National Geographic : 1943 Aug
Oriental Institute Mount Demavend, Volcanic Giant, Sleeps Beneath a Blanket of Snow Near Ruined Rhages, Ancient Capital ofthe Medes To Rhages, guided by 18,600-foot Demavend, came Alexander, pursuing Darius III. Here Harun-al-Rashid was born. After 40centuries of existence, the once-great city is dust. The village perched on its tomb is Shah Abdul Azim. Subterranean canals from the Elburz Mountains water the farms.