Great building
About Sagrada Name or the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona is written very much. This “must see” is visited annually by millions of people from all over the world. The oldest…

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Underground pyramids of Sevastopol
A few years ago, the candidate of technical Sciences, a former submariner Vitaly Goh said that he had discovered a unique underground structures with a height of about 50 meters.…

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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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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

Underground and underwater civilizations

Legends about the underworld and changing perceptions of it over time

In the legends of different Nations are widely circulated story about the going underground lived on it of intelligent beings. This applies to the Nagas. Uralov, vievija and all the other amphibious serpent people; the rakshasas. hecatoncheires. of fomorians and other many-armed and shapeless creatures; Chud. apprentices, dwarfs and other dwarfs ; ādityas, the daityas, the danavas. The tribe of the goddess Danu /elves and other humanoid creatures. They descended into the ground during disasters, which often coincided with the defeat of their nation in the war and ended with the destruction of the old world. A variant of this story is a care of many of these creatures at sea, at sea and in the depths of the sea ( read on. 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,…


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…