The land that has been known as Armenia to the outside world was known to the Armenians as Hayots’ Ashkharh (the land of the Armenians) or simply “Hayk‘” in antiquity and “Hayastan” today. The mediaeval Armenian historian Moses of Khoren narrates the classic legend of the migration of the Armenians from Babylon into their new land led by the eponymous hero, Hayk, for whom the land was named. Hayk is pictured in the foreground of this page from the first volume of Michael Chamchian’s The History of Armenia, considered by many to be the first modern history of the country. Noah’s Ark on Mt. Ararat can be seen in the background.