The most ancient structures
Ancient civilizations that existed on earth tens of thousands of years ago have disappeared long ago. But they left behind numerous facts stay that is now admired by grateful descendants.…

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The five most mysterious places on the planet!
Our earth is full of unique places.These places have been carefully studied by scientists, historians and archaeologists, but some of them are so ancient, incomplete or incomprehensible that it's still…

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The best sights of Vienna
Vienna – the Austrian capital, called the heart of Europe. This city attracts from the first sight of the grandeur of its squares, a truly luxurious palaces, an insane number…

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Fatehpur Sikri — the Mughal capital

Fatehpur Sikri is an ancient city of India, capital of the Mughal Empire. The city was the Mughal capital during the life of the founder of Fatehpur Sikri — Emperor Akbar.

The city of Fatehpur Sikri is one of the most mysterious cities in the world, because the purpose of many buildings of the capital of the Great moguls is not clear. In Fatehpur Sikri remained a wonderful example of Islamic architecture — the Friday mosque.

The city of Fatehpur Sikri — the capital of the Mughal Empire (1526 — 1858). The architecture of the capital city of Akbar. The ensemble is largely mysterious constructions of Fatehpur Sikri is 40 km from the city of Agra in India . The city of Fatehpur Sikri was founded in 1559 by the great Mughal Emperor Akbar (1542 – 1605), the ruler of the Mughal Empire from 1556, the New capital of Akbar, and the architecture of its buildings were supposed to implement the idea of creating a new society, in the spirit that rested on entered Akbar’s “divine faith” (the mixing of beliefs and practices gleaned in Islam, Hinduism and Jainism). This aspiration was embodied in the architecture, such as harem or Palace Jodh Bai . where is connected the Islamic and Indian, who came from the wooden architecture, traditions. Continue reading

Underground and underwater civilizations

Legends about the underworld and changing perceptions of it over time

In the legends of different Nations are widely circulated story about the going underground lived on it of intelligent beings. This applies to the Nagas. Uralov, vievija and all the other amphibious serpent people; the rakshasas. hecatoncheires. of fomorians and other many-armed and shapeless creatures; Chud. apprentices, dwarfs and other dwarfs ; ādityas, the daityas, the danavas. The tribe of the goddess Danu /elves and other humanoid creatures. They descended into the ground during disasters, which often coincided with the defeat of their nation in the war and ended with the destruction of the old world. A variant of this story is a care of many of these creatures at sea, at sea and in the depths of the sea ( read on. 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 Gothic interior.
Gothic - the next stage in the development of medieval art, second pan-European style. The term "Gothic" coined by Italian humanists to denote everything that is not related to classic,…

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Fatehpur Sikri — the Mughal capital
Fatehpur Sikri is an ancient city of India, capital of the Mughal Empire. The city was the Mughal capital during the life of the founder of Fatehpur Sikri — Emperor…

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