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Mystical ancient sanctuary -the cult complexes in places of power in Ukraine
Forgotten gods, Stone idols. giant altars. wooden statues and fancy buildings. Once people believed them. lived by them. And then forgot about it. left. The Sands of time covered the…

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Five most mysterious places of Sverdlovsk region
"The earth mistress of Copper mountain", "blue fog", "house traitor", "the Dyatlov pass"... Ural ufologists for years exploring mysterious places of Sverdlovsk region. According to them, the Urals have enough…

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The most ancient temple complex in the world — Gobekli-Tepe
All of us at school remember that the cradle of civilization was Mesopotamia — the valley of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. Immediately come to mind the names of Mesopotamia,…

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The Cathedral of St. Barbara is an unusual Gothic monument of culture

The Cathedral of St. Barbara is the most famous monument of kutná Hora. Is the second largest and largest Gothic Church in the Czech Republic, built in the late Gothic style. The Church building belongs to the most unusual Gothic structures of this type in Central Europe and is under UNESCO protection.

The Cathedral was built in honor of the patron Saint of miners and miners St. Barbara, its construction began in 1388. The work was repeatedly interrupted, the erection of the temple was completed after about 500 years, to 1905. In late Gothic times was created the bulk of the interior of the Church. The building is a huge system supporting pillars, capitals, arches and galleries. The building completes the three-headed roof. The temple is beautiful both outside and inside, its rich interior is striking for its beauty and splendor.

The Cathedral has a large organ. Thanks to the excellent acoustics of the live organ concerts. The atmosphere of the Cathedral exudes peace and tranquility, which gives it the music from the speakers. Continue reading

Stained glass

USA, chapel with stained glass Windows Stained glass (FR. vitrage, from lat. Vitrum – glass), ornamental or decorative composition plot of glass and other materials, pervious to light.

Stained glass – decorative element in the decoration of Windows is really for decorative purposes, or as a measure of when you need to hide bad view from the window (for example, a blank wall of the neighboring house, in the doorway of 2-3 meters between buildings). Is of colored glass, or colored plexiglass, membrane between such glass elements are connected. Used to connect used tin, lead, metals easily tractable. Now the glass elements can be fixed on a solid adhesive basis. As a rule, in accordance with one of the techniques laid out stained glass on the finished sheet of glass, from small pieces of glass. The connection between the pieces of glass solidify and are colored black. In the window with the stained glass can be used artificial lights. Continue reading

The megaliths of Europe and Asia

There are assumptions about the relationship of the builders of the megaliths of Europe with native chromosomal DNA of the R1b group. the campaniform culture cups and paleosurface. are reviewed and integrated by the author in his research. Perhaps the cause of the migrations of these populations served as periodic fluctuations in the moisture in the steppes of the Urals and southern Siberia, coinciding also with the Caspian sea level fluctuations.

Megalithic culture of Western and Central Europe

The megaliths of Atlantic Europe

Megalithic monuments of Brittany, Britain and Ireland.

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Barcelona Cathedral: a Gothic gem majestic

Perhaps the attractions of Barcelona, you will begin to see with the Cathedral, a striking example of Gothic Catalan architecture. The spires of the Cathedral can be seen from any point of the Gothic quarter. Here in the 6th century was the Roman Basilica, which in the late 8th century transferred the relics of the Christian Martyr, patron Saint of the town of Saint Eulalia. Even a century later, the Basilica was destroyed by the Moors, after a century appeared Cathedral Romanesque Cathedral and Gothic Cathedral was started in the late 13th century, when the ruler was James II. The work completed by the middle of the 15th century (but the Western facade was finished in 19th.). The construction was carried out by tracing of Rouen Cathedral, which is why the Cathedral in Barcelona combines the features of French and Spanish Gothic. Continue reading

The Gothic style in art: architecture and painting

The term “Gothic” in art originated in the distant Renaissance, replacing a Romanesque style, becoming the final step of art of the Middle ages. More about the Gothic style said, referring to the direction of architecture, but this style can be traced in painting, and in sculpture and in clothing.

The origin of the Gothic style began in Northern France, because there, in the middle of the 12th century, the first Gothic works. Example: Notre Dame.

Gothic architecture

The grandeur and captivating beauty of this style can be seen in architectural structures, town halls and cathedrals, preserved in many European cities.

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Golden Prague – heart of Europe
On both sides of the river Vltava is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Zlata Praha is practically not affected during the war, so the colorful buildings…

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The Cathedral of St. Barbara is an unusual Gothic monument of culture
The Cathedral of St. Barbara is the most famous monument of kutná Hora. Is the second largest and largest Gothic Church in the Czech Republic, built in the late Gothic…

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