Secrets Of The Great Pyramids
According to the great historian Herodotus, the Egyptian pyramids can rightly be regarded as the first wonder of the world. Herodotus in the V century studied the pyramids of Egypt,…

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The Gothic style of architecture
Gothic — (. -gotisch, Franz.- gothique, ital. — gotico) — architectural and artistic style of art in Western Europe, which reached its peak in XIII-XV centuries which replaced the Romanesque…

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Amazing country
Poland is an amazing country . in which you can admire the beautiful medieval architecture, relax on the sea, to sojourn in the picturesque lake, or just walk in numerous…

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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 fourth largest Catholic Cathedral in the world.

The Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore (Duomo Florence), Italy

The red dome of the Cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore, one of the largest churches in Italy, became the symbol of Florence and the world’s largest brick dome. A Grand Gothic complex entered in the UNESCO list. 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 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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Barcelona Cathedral: a Gothic gem majestic
Perhaps the attractions of Barcelona, you will begin to see with the Cathedral, a striking example of Gothic Catalan architecture. The spires of the Cathedral can be seen from any…

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