Amiens Cathedral. France
The term "Gothic" is more conventional than "Romanesque art". It originated in Italy during the Renaissance, when we naively thought that the shape of Lancet arches of medieval architecture evolved…

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The Gothic Quarter Of Barcelona
Barcelona and tourism – two things that cannot exist without each other. This city is so unique that they can come back again and again. And, of course, no one…

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Mysterious structures found in Chinese desert
Experts have discovered on satellite maps Google Earth the mysterious building located in the Chinese desert. Experts are scratching their heads trying to figure out their purpose. Meanwhile some believe…

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Stonehenge

Mysterious ancient constructions of the East and Mesoamerica seems a little fantastic, perhaps because of their exoticism. Skeptics can “grasp” that idea and declare that ancient temples of the Mayans and the Sumerians simply because seem to be something supernatural that belong to alien cultures, but because we (Caucasians in this case) perceive them “his” perspective and can’t objectively assess the level of development of ancient civilizations. Perhaps this is so. But, referring to mental differences cannot explain the mystery no less remarkable buildings in Europe, of Course, is that we have not figured out their purpose and do not understand how our ancestors were able to create a similar, possessing only primitive technologies that does not give us the right to declare them the work of extraterrestrial civilizations. However, there are no other scientifically based theory, this assumption cannot be discounted.

Example of mysterious ancient structures in Europe can serve as Stonehenge.

Stonehenge, the ancient cyclopean building, located in the South of England and fully visible only from a great height. Stonehenge is systemcontentfile circles with a diameter of more than a hundred meters, delineated the shafts, holes and large stones-megaliths. Continue reading

Vladimirskaya Church

The Church of the Vladimir icon of the Mother of God (Nativity of Christ) in Bykovo estate was built in 1789 By one, the most common and authoritative version, the project it belongs to V. I. Bazhenov, on the other – or M. F. Kazakov, A. N. Bokarev.

Bazhenov (perhaps together with Kazakov) propisyvaetsya the whole ensemble of the estate of Senator and Governor of Moscow and the Moscow province M. M. Izmailov, who in 1762 was promoted to the suburban village.

The Palace Church in the village of Bykovo is known since the beginning of the XVII century, then it was wooden, Kletsky type. In 1704 here at the Palace founded a stone Church of the Nativity of Christ.

The new owner of the estate, Mikhail Mikhailovich Izmailov, decided to build in Bikov the new Church, and in 1789 carried out this intention.

White stone Church in the style of Russian Gothic (or Gothic revival) has worthy counterparts in the temple architecture of Moscow, and, perhaps, in the Church architecture of Russia. Continue reading

The most mysterious places on the planet

Each country has its own mysterious places of legend. People come from distant lands to see these places and try to solve their mystery. The human psyche is arranged so that it pulls to the most mythical and mystical places on the planet.

1. Stonehenge – one of these mythical places on the planet, which is a fragment of the ancient civilization. Stonehenge located in the English County of Salisbury. According to scientists the boulders erected between 3500 and 1100 years before our era and brought to Salisbury.

The fact that the huge stones were delivered to the construction site in about 380 kilometers from the nearest stone quarry, surprised. The weight of a stone is approximately a few tons. The main mystery of Stonehenge is that in 1998 scientists determined that the stone figures have a precise model of the Solar system. For what this place was built and who were its creators, for us remains a mystery.

In this place can be reached by plane to London, and thence passing through Waterloo station to Salisbury.

2. Another mysterious place is the catacombs, which are located in the small town of South Moravia. And nobody knows where they came from. The length of the catacombs reaches 25 kilometers. In 1996 was Iiglobal expedition, during which one of the archaeologists heard somewhere played the organ. Stepping outside wafting to him the sounds, he entered the dungeon, and the famous catacombs, which now plays the organ and covers the stairs. Continue reading

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Seids, Nuraghe, menhirs: what do they contribute?
Stonehenge — the most famous of the megaliths — for centuries stirred the imagination of people. But thousands more not less mysterious prehistoric stone "sphinxes", is puzzling to the researchers,…

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