Anti-Taurus (from Greek: Αντίταυρος, Turkish: Aladağlar) is a mountain range in southern and eastern Turkey, curving northeast from the Taurus Mountains. 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.
Edit: Mt Erciyes is a standalone volcano located north of Anti-Taurus, but cannot be considered part of this range. Thus, its highest point is Demirkazik Peak (3756m).
- 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
- Strabo, Geographica 12.2.7.
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