Peter Langer, Associated Media Group

Not just a mountain. The name Ararat, where Noah’s Ark was said to have come to rest, signifies not the well-known mountain in modern-day Turkey shown here but the ancient region of Urartu. According to two contributors to the Moussaieff festschrift, the Biblical Flood story dates to the seventh century B.C.E., when the kingdom of Urartu was at its height.