The stone architecture of Lithuania of XIII – XVIII centuries
At the end of XIV - first half XV century Lithuanian churches were influenced by castle architecture and the Gothic churches of the Franciscan order and East Prussia. They are…

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Ancient technology: the secrets
Much of what we believe the product of modern science, was known to mankind even in ancient times, but subsequently, for whatever reasons, forgotten. Moreover, as the science of the…

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Tik-Kuyu — siege well Chufut-Kale

Tick-Kuyu or, more simply, well the siege of Calais — an ancient system of underground hydraulic structures. A sensational discovery was made in 1998-2001.

The history of discovery

Since the water in the fortress was imported — it was taken in the sources of Karai-Chokrak and the Gazi-Mansur. Also used the rain and snow water. The water reserves in the form of snow and ice was stored in caves beneath the straw and felt.

During the siege, water was delivered from a secret system of waterworks. When the fortress lost its military significance, the information about it, who had hidden, was forgotten. But not all. Secret location underground structures were passed from generation to generation elected; over time, its guardians have become the elders and leaders of the people of the Karaites. Brief information was published by the Karaite gahs (spiritual head) of S. Chapel in 1895:

“The Karaites could stand a long siege due to the fact that Small gate near Kyrk-hyères there was an underground passage to the spring located at the foot of the rock.” Continue reading

Stone age – it’s not what you think

All of us at school telling – stone age people were wild prosimians. They lived in caves and hunted mammoths, sharpened their stone axes and feared forces of nature. Fear the savages came up with a religion and began to worship false gods… you know the rest all by yourself. But I have to disappoint you, dear fans, of the classic story. Because in this era were built on the planet’s most mysterious buildings – the MEGALITHS, why culture began to be known as megalithic. What is it? Megaliths are religious buildings from giant stone slabs. The most famous building Stonehenge. Although throughout all the land of such complexes ponastroila were many. In addition to circular structures laid out mazes, spirals, or set single stones (menhirs), gave the whole hectares.

A special place is occupied dolmens is a kind of stone “boxes”, carved with mysterious symbols on the walls. Scientists still argue about it? Although human remains in them were not, historians insist that this is the burial chamber. Modern physics has put forward the version that the dolmens may be batteries of unknown energy. For good reason the people around them are healed…

Now, sit down, gentlemen… All megalithic structures located on a single line (you can call it the Meridian) and carry a mathematically coded message about the location of planetesimal in the Universe. This is the conclusion of several scientists, and particularly interesting is the phenomenon described in books by Erich von Däniken. This theory was engaged Ernst Muldashev in the book “In search of the city of the Gods”. Continue reading

Gothic in medieval Western Europe

The origin of the term “Gothic”

The word comes from Italian. “unusual, barbaric, the barbarians” (the historical Goths, this style has nothing to do), and was initially used as a profanity. For the first time the notion in the modern sense used by Giorgio Vasari in order to separate the Renaissance from the middle Ages. Gothic completed the development of European medieval art, which arose on the basis of the achievements of Roman culture and the Renaissance (Renaissance) art of the middle ages was considered “barbaric”. Gothic art was a cult on purpose and Religious topics. It appealed to higher forces of the divine, of eternity, of the Christian worldview.

Gothic in its development is divided into Early Gothic, the heyday of Late Gothic Continue reading

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A study of megalithic structures
Of great importance in the study of the history of our ancestors is a study of megalithic structures. A huge range of location: from the southern end and Oceanites Dolmens…

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The Sights Of Lithuania
Lithuania will give You a great experience preserved medieval buildings and architectural ensembles. In Vilnius be sure to visit the famous Gediminas Castle, the Upper castle is the heart of…

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