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Title: I lerins Araratay
Subtitle: L'Ararat dall'Ellenismo alla Tarda Antichità
Author(s): TRAINA, Giusto
Journal: Revue des Études Arméniennes
Volume: 41    Date: 2022   
Pages: 87-96
DOI: 10.2143/REA.41.0.3291880

Abstract :
Present-day identification of the 'mountains of Ararat' of Gen 8:4 with the Armenian Masis is not ancient. As early as the third century BCE, the landing point of Noah’s Ark was located south of the lake Van, in Gordyene. The pilgrims who visited the region could eventually take relics of the Ark, namely pieces of wood and samples of tar that were used for therapeutic purposes. This article discusses the main evidence of the ancient locations.

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