Anti-Taurus Mountains

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The Anti-Taurus Mountains (from Greek: Αντίταυρος, Turkish: Aladağlar) are a mountain range in southern and eastern Turkey, curving northeast from the Taurus Mountains.[1] The tallest mountain in the range is Mount Erciyes, 12,851 feet (3,917 m) high. The ancient Greek geographer Strabo wrote that in his time the summit was never free from snow, and that those few who ascended it could see both the Black Sea and the Mediterranean.[2]

Mount Erciyes, the highest peak in central Anatolia, is a standalone volcano located in the northern part of the Anti-Taurus, but as a volcano, cannot be considered part of the range.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ McNeill, John Robert (1992) The Mountains of the Mediterranean World: An Environmental History Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, p. 19 ISBN 0-521-33248-6
  2. ^ Strabo, Geographica 12.2.7.


Coordinates: 37°49′N 35°10′E / 37.817°N 35.167°E / 37.817; 35.167