Aragats


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Aragats

(Russian ˌaraˈɡats)
n
(Placename) Mount Aragats a volcanic mountain in NW Armenia. Height: 4090 m (13 419 ft). Turkish name: Alagez
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Caption: GYULBUDAGHIAN'S NEBULA Observing at Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory, on the southern slope of the Armenian mountain Aragats, Armen Gyulbudaghian and his collaborators first discovered this jewel.
The first in a series of volumes to report on the fieldwork, this book offers excavations held in 1998 and 2000 by Project ArAGATS devoted to discovering a complete historic record from the prehistoric through historic periods--comprising the time from the early bronze age through iron period--with a focus on the changes in settlement and landscape.
Nestled at the foot of Mount Aragats, Armenia's highest peak, the villages of Riya Taza and Alagyaz hardly merit more than a passing glance from motorists heading north towards the border with Georgia.
Yezidis are concentrated primarily in agricultural areas around Mount Aragats, northwest of the capital Yerevan.