By Rick Antonson
Acclaimed shuttle author Rick Antonson units his adventurous compass on Mount Ararat, exploring the region's lengthy heritage, non secular mysteries, and complicated politics.
Mount Ararat is the main fabled mountain on this planet. For millennia this massif in japanese Turkey has been rumored because the resting position of Noah's Ark following the nice Flood. however it additionally performs an important function within the longstanding clash among Turkey and Armenia.
Author Rick Antonson joined a five-member excursion to the mountain's approximately 17,000-foot summit, hiking along a contingent of Armenians, for whom Mount Ararat is the stolen image in their nation. Antonson weaves bright ancient anecdote with unforeseen trip vignettes, no matter if tracing previous hiking makes an attempt at the top, recounting the genocide of Armenians and its unresolved debate, or depicting the Kurds' targets for his or her personal nation's borders, which a few say should still comprise Mount Ararat.
What unfolds in complete Moon Over Noah's Ark is one man's odyssey, a story advised via many tales. beginning with the flooding of the Black Sea in 5600 BCE, via to the Epic of Gilgamesh and the contrasting narratives of the good Flood identified to fans of the Judaic, Christian and Islamic religions, complete Moon Over Noah's Ark takes readers in addition to Antonson throughout the shadows and vast landscapes of Turkey, Iraq, Iran and Armenia, laying off mild on a yet interesting zone of the world.
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