Mount Aragats is intersection of divinity and science. The mountain is more than physical presence: it is also a divine symbol, National Geographic reported.
British photographer Toby Smith visited Armenia to reveal the way climate change affects people living next to the mountain, including scientists working in the Byurakan Observatory.
Smith's project which he titled “Heaven and Earth on Aragats,” talks more about the disappearing livelihood of those who depend on Aragats, rather than reveal climatic problems.
According to him, Mount Aragats has a strange capacity to unite people from different walks of life.
“The shepherds don’t have to do with the physicists, and the physicists don’t have much to do with the religious sites,” Smith says. “It’s the mountain that bounds them all together.”