Khachkars - that is 'cross stones' - can be found all over Armenia. Most are likely to be from the 13th to 17th centuries, (although there are older examples and modern ones). They can be embedded in monastery walls but usually they are free-standing. Although there are obviously common motifs, it is said no two are identical. They appear singly or in groups. The 'group' in Noratus (next to the town cemetery) consists of about 900. I cannot vouch for that but there is a vast swathe of them - a quite unique and incredible sight. The pictures show some of a common pattern and others a little more unusual. Noratus is near the western shore of Lake Sevan, south of the Sevanavank Monastery and an easy drive from there, passing the small monastery of Hayrivank - with a just a few khachkars!