Almost every one of us loves to dream, would like to look into the future. How might religious buildings if they were built today? For example, Notre Dame let’s consider what would have happened if the American, Japanese, Russian and, of course, French architects, if they built the temple today or in the near future.
But first, let’s priotkroem mystery built in the 13th century Cathedral. Notre-Dame de Paris was built during a different century architects and builders. The Cathedral is designed in the Gothic style, which was quite bold for its time, as the dominant style in architecture was of the Romanesque style. The Italian Bohemians who invented the word “Gothic” mockingly called them, architectural direction, incomprehensible and alien to them.
Though Gothic style and adopted some approaches of Romanesque architecture, but at the same time creatively re-interpreted them. The Gothic style succeeded the Romanesque rid of the inertia and heaviness of materials. Gothic cathedrals are two to three times higher than the Romanesque, they soar high. Notre Dame is a great confirmation of this. The Cathedral’s height of 70 meters, length – 130 meters, the Cathedral can last up to 9 thousand worshippers at a time. Surprisingly, the greatest work of iskusstvoznanie rather primitive construction methods and simple equipment. Continue reading
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 that the mysterious structures are the secret military facility.
Strange complex, situated in the West of China near the city of Kashgar, was discovered by Allen Thomson, a former CIA officer who managed to find earlier on Google maps rocket center, located in Iran. The huge complex consists of several large buildings including a large building shaped like a horseshoe. The length of some buildings is more than 160 meters.
Sam Allen Thomson to explain the purpose of the complex could not. “I have no idea what it could be, but it’s a big and rather ridiculous design, and was likely constructed in haste,” commented the expert.
Opening Thomson somehow coincided with the recent speculation about the decision of China to start anti-satellite system. And this gave a more sensational discovery in the desert, reports Live Science. In addition, the portal Space earlier it was reported about the construction of a giant antenna near Kashgar, which is part of the giant complex. employee to explore the solar system. Continue reading
Megaliths (from the Greek. μέγας – Large, λίθος – Stone) – prehistoric structures of large stone blocks, joined without cement or mortar. In the limiting case that one module ( the menhir ).
1. General information
The term “megalith” was proposed in 1849 by the English Explorer A. H. in the book Cyclops Christianus”, and in 1867 formally adopted at the Congress in Paris .
The term is not exhaustive, so the definition of megaliths and megalithic structures are subject to the rather vague group of buildings. In particular, megatama 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 consist 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 Points. Ollantaitambo. Hacks. Sacsayhuaman. Of Tiwanaku. Continue reading