The crater of Lonar - evidence of nuclear war in Ancient India
We offer to your attention the article by P. Oleksenko is devoted to the topical theme that recently often heard on TV – the possibility of using nuclear weapons in…

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The great wall of China was 1, 5 times as long
Scientists using modern technology discovered a previously unknown areas of greatest defensive wall, protecting from the North celestial Empire from the onslaught of the nomads. The real sensation was the…

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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 secrets of Gothic cathedrals

Gothic – a style that became the hallmark of the middle Ages. She was not the only style of the era, but only the last and perhaps the most spectacular. Called Gothic monuments of architecture of XII, XIII, XIV and XV and partially XVI centuries, in which most fully reflected the medieval mood and least of all reveals the influence of Greek and Roman art. Fantastic embellished lace thread stone spikes flew up and bloomed the precious radiance of the stained glass Windows throughout Catholic Europe since the XII century. France, England, Germany, Spain, Czech Republic and even Italy, the birthplace of the Renaissance, voznikoveniia her. But the leading role in the history of Gothic art, the former, above all, art architects, played, however, was France, England and Germany. France is the birthplace of the Gothic. England chose its national style, constantly going back to her forms, transforming them, but not forgetting. Germany, the romantics, has got the honor to return Gothic art from the darkness of oblivion, to reveal its beauty. Continue reading

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

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

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,…

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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…

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