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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ATTRACTIONS OF ETHIOPIA
This country, in which 12 months in a year reigns Sunny weather and holiday atmosphere. To begin acquaintance with Ethiopia by the ancient cities of Axum and Gondar. The first…

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Castle Lech
Among the sights of Sweden old Lech castle is notable for its age and fantastic architecture. Built in 1298 by Bishop Brynolf Algotsson, it often changed owners (including the Royal…

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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 news that the total length of the building reaches almost 9 thousand kilometers.

The world-famous symbol of China – Great wall much longer than previously estimated. Carefully measured, initiated by the Chinese government, showed the true size of ancient and medieval structures, writes The Daily Mail .

The length of the wall previously was estimated at 6 thousand kilometers, however, the cultural heritage Administration two-year study showed that the ancient monument of Chinese architecture stretched by as much as 8 851 thousand kilometer and 800 meters. Continue reading

Megalith

The term was coined in 1849 by the English Explorer A. H. in the book Cyclops Christianus. and in 1867 formally adopted at the Congress in Paris [1]. The term is not exhaustive, so the definition of megaliths and megalithic structures are subject to the rather vague group of buildings. In particular, the megaliths called the hewn stones of large dimensions. including and is not used for the construction of tombs and monuments.

A separate group are megalithic structures, that is, the objects largely composed of megaliths. They are distributed worldwide. In Europe, for example, is the Stonehenge. facilities of Cretan-Mycenaean culture, or Egypt. In South America — Machu Picchu. Puma Punku. Ollantaitambo. Hacks. Sacsayhuaman. Of Tiwanaku .

Their common characteristic are blocks of stone weighing sometimes hundreds of tons. often transported from quarries located tens of kilometers sometimes with large differences in elevation relative to the site. The stones processed so that the junction between the blocks can not enter the shaving blade. Continue reading

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

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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MYSTERY LAKE ROCK
There is no doubt that the Egyptian pyramids is the most famous. But they are not the most ancient structures of pyramidal form. In the U.S. state of Wisconsin there…

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