The newest set of fossils discovered on Turkey’s highest mountain, which peaks at a whopping 5,137 meters, has revealed that Mount Ararat was located by the sea.
Hikers who went exploring in the space in the jap province of Iğdır discovered the fossils final week and despatched them to Iğdır University and Atatürk University to be examined. After cautious inspection, the scientists discovered inside items of leaves from palm timber that solely develop by the sea. Their findings revealed that the mountain was located at a shore about 23 million to 55 million years in the past, inserting it in the Miocene interval.
During additional research in the space, extra vegetation had been discovered, together with extra palm tree leaves, solidifying the idea.
Celalettin Gözüaçık, a school member of Iğdır University’s Biodiversity Research Center, stated that researchers have been observing this space for a very long time and had launched research to search out extra leaf fossils.
“We are right here to tell the authorities on this matter, and at the similar time we, as the college, are taking care of and defending the place,” Gözüaçık stated, including that professors of paleontology have been conducting their analysis on the matter and can proceed to take action.
According to the findings of the researchers, the space owes its richness in biodiversity to its altitude change and volcanic exercise.
The snowcapped Mount Ararat is dubbed “Turkey’s roof” for its peak. According to myths, Noah’s Ark is claimed to have landed on the mountain after the Great Flood. For this motive alone, Ararat is a spot of attraction for a lot of vacationers, each native and international.