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…

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Five most mysterious places of Sverdlovsk region
"The earth mistress of Copper mountain", "blue fog", "house traitor", "the Dyatlov pass"... Ural ufologists for years exploring mysterious places of Sverdlovsk region. According to them, the Urals have enough…

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The most mysterious places of India
India is an ancient country with great culture. It is not surprising that there are many places associated with amazing stories. However, Europeans about the stories not heard. Here we…

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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, Egyptologist John West expressed the theory that the Egyptian monument erected several centuries earlier. However, it is believed that in those times there were people who knew no other tools except stone axes. And the Sphinx was built by great craftsmen. Who are they?

THE WORK OF THE ATLANTEANS.

Conclusions Mota was based on the study of grooves and recesses which carved the figure of the Great Sphinx. The traces of the heavy rains that poured onto the monument after it was already in place. So, the Sphinx could not be cut in the year 2600 BC: during this period, and until the present day in Egypt, there was intense heat and heavy rainfall was not. According to the calculations of John West, the Great Sphinx was built around the year 8000 BC. But who in this case built it? Continue reading

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 unfinished modernity admire and are touched by his praise and worship of almost all who visited here. Anyway, to go to Barcelona and not visit this temple is considered to be terrible bad manners.

But there is another opinion. In 2008, 400 of the famous artists of Spain called upon to stop this inept restoration in favor of “tourism industry” and no longer have anything in common with the original plans of the great architect Antoni Gaudi.

During our recent family trip to Barcelona I left a visit to this temple to dessert on the last day of my stay here. At the risk of being banal, I’ll try and write your “two cents” on that memorable tour. What we will try to understand what is actually Sagrada Familia is a man – made wonder of the world or another, albeit grandiose, tourist attraction. Continue reading

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 Church and during the conquest by the Arabs transformed into a mosque. Its vaults will save from the heat, and the interior will please the eye. Gothic cathedrals are always impressive in size, scope and subtle, complex, carefully finished work. Above the main altar is preserved from the year 1351 altarpiece made in the 15th century, Pedro Diaz of Oviedo. The master worked on it with 1487 1494 for years, along with Diego del Aguila and his disciples. The altarpiece has a rather complicated shape: there is a clearly expressed base, and already on it is a three-tier iconostasis. Complete altarpiece by pointed pinnacles. The most important image of this small altarpiece is the crucifixion at the center. On the sides of the Tondo are in the image of the heads of the apostles and angels. Continue reading

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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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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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