Lake Sevan is the largest lake in Armenia. It is located 1930 meters above sea level making it one of the largest high-altitude lakes in the world. Many plans have occurred to cause the decline in the water level of the lake. Even with the bad, Armenia tends to find something good and because of the declining archaeological remains, something more than 2000 years old were found, known as khachkars (crosses carved into giant precious stones). Armenia is a country full of legends and the Lake obviously has one too also. Legend has it that the origin of the name comes from Van Lake (now Lake Turkey), it is said that when people were living in Van, visiting Sevan, the nights were cold and dark.