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ARAS, the anc. Araxes, and the Phasis of Xenophon (Turk.
and Arab. Ras, Armen. Yerash, Georg. Rashki), a river which
rises south of Erzerum, in the Bingeul-dagh, and flows east
through the province of Erzerum, across the Pasin plateau,
and then through Russian Armenia, passing between Mount
Ararat and Erivan, and forming the Russo-Persian frontier.
Its course is about 600 m. long; its principal tributary is the
Zanga, which flows by Erivan and drains Lake Gokcha or
Sevanga. It is a rapid and muddy stream, dangerous to cross
when swollen by the melting of the snows in Armenia, but
fordable in its ordinary state. It formerly joined the Kura;
but in 1897 it changed its lower course, and now runs direct
to the Kizil-agach Bay of the Caspian. On an island in its bed
stood Artaxata, the capital of Armenia from 180 B.C. to A.D. 50.
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