Armenia / Places We Go

Photos Of The Day: Mount Ararat

Mount Ararat is the national symbol of Armenia and has been revered by Armenians for ages. In Armenian mythology Mt. Ararat is the home of the Gods, much like Mt. Olympus in Greek Mythology. And then, of course, some people believe as well that a man named Noah built an ark that came to rest … Continue reading

Arsemia, Turkey
Places We Go / Turkey

Arsemia, Turkey

Arsemia was the summer capital of the Commagene Kingdom built by King Antiochus I Theos Dikaios Epiphanes Philoromaios Philhellen of Commagene  in honor of his father King Mithridates I Callinicus.  Its mountain location soon became a military stronghold and the site of a mausoleum and religious center. In the valley below is a tributary of … Continue reading