The mighty Ararat. It’s the proverbial mountain in Armenian lore. Its twin peaks have been capturing the imagination since time immemorial. But for centuries it stood unexplored. No man had scaled it. None had dared take up a feat so bold.

But in the fall of 1829, a team of German scientists and a young Armenian deacon—Khachadur Apovian—began an uncertain journey to Ararat. Their quest made history. In an upcoming “Bread & Salt” special, we take a look at their story.

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