Damavand

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Damavand

or

Demavend

(both: dĕm`əvĕnd), volcanic cone, 18,606 ft (5,671 m) high, in the Elburz range, N Iran. A permanently snow-covered volcano of recent geologic origin, it emits gases and small quantities of sulfurous materials; lava flows have impounded local streams, creating many small lakes. There are mineral springs and fruit orchards on Damavand's slopes. The mountain is the traditional scene of the feats performed by such legendary heroes of ancient Persia as Rustam and Faridun; it was immortalized in the great epic poem the Shahnameh.
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Radio Zamaneh cited reports of several mining operations taking place above the 2,200-meter (7,200-foot) level on Mount Damavand that have triggered widespread complaints.
Various Western news outlets compared the "time machine" story to other claims in the Iranian media, for example, Photoshopped picture a few years ago that "corrected" a missile that had failed to ignite, a claim this week to be creating a service to compete with Google Earth, claims to have launched a monkey into space (which Iran sticks to and which Western governments haven't questioned) and a faked picture showing a new Iranian jet flying over Mount Damavand (which was done by a private news agency and not by the government).
Countering allegations in the West that the new Iranian Stealth fighter jet displayed in Iran is just a toy or a non-flyable mockup, an Iranian website last week released a photograph of the plane flying high above Mount Damavand.
Amirani was born in 1960 in a village near Mount Damavand, Iran's tallest mountain.
Somayeh Yousefi, 28, and Jafar Edrisi, 29, met nine years ago on top of Mount Damavand, the highest peak in Iran.