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.…

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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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The Church Of Our Lady Of The Snows
In 1284, the vault collapsed Cathedral in the French Bove, ascended to a height of 48 m Above dreams Gothic not rushed. The fact that the builders of the Cathedral…

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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

Dungeons Of Egypt
The purposes for which they were built under the pyramids? From school course of history we know that the Great Sphinx was built in the year 2600 BC. In 1991,…

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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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