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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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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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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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 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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The Gothic Cathedral of our lady of Tortosa
In Tortosa, in one of the hottest cities in Catalunya is the majestic Gothic Cathedral of our lady of Tortosa . built in 1347 on the basis of the Romanesque…

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The Cathedrals Of Europe
Milan Cathedral, Italy Staggeringly huge, solemn and yet so graceful Cathedral of white marble is one of the most famous in Europe. It is the largest Gothic Cathedral and the…

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