“And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat.”

In Armenia, Mount Ararat is also called Masis (Մասիս) – a name which recalls Mount Mashu from the Epic of Gilgamesh (Tablet 9). Although Ararat now lies in Turkey, it is the national symbol of Armenia. That is why, Mount Ararat is featured on the Coat of Arms of Armenia and is also often depicted by Armenian artists.