In A.D. 301, Armenia became the
first Christian nation; today it is almost surrounded by Islamic
nations. Mount Ararat is the highest mountain in Turkey.
Ararat was a part of Armenia until the Armenian Genocide in 1915 when
Turkey took over that section of Armenia. Mount Ararat is an important
landmark to Armenian’s because it shows the beauty of the sister
mountains that were taken away from Armenia. It is a symbol in most
paintings, songs, movies and mostly anything else to do with Armenia. Khor Virap Monastery,
which is located in the Ararat plain in Armenia, near the border with Turkey the closest you can get to Ararat while still in Armenia.