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
One of the most mysterious places in Italy
The most mysterious and enigmatic place on the territory of Italy is considered to be the Abbey called “Santa Maria di Lucedio”, which for many years has managed to become famous not with the best sides. Among the Italians go scary legends about the Abbey, confirmed the reluctance of Italian tourists to visit it. In ancient times, according to local residents, on the territory of the Abbey was carried out a terrible, dangerous and violent rituals associated with chernoknizhnay and black magic. In modern times there is often heard disembodied voices, and there can often find spirits of the past.
Often above the place prefer to visit the real extremists, UFOlogy, the paranormal and mysterious lovers. Their stories are very interesting and extremely mystical.
Often on-site “Santa Maria di Lucedio” tourists see the thick fog that supposedly sinks to the structure slowly, hiding his gloomy haze. Eyewitnesses claim that in the whitish haze you can sometimes see moving humanoid figures performing certain actions.
Most often in the Abbey, according to observers, appears the Ghost of a monk dressed in an old cassock. He walks through the long corridors, muttering ancient prayers. If he semicalssical, it instantly seeps into the ground, disappearing without a trace. Continue reading
The largest underground city in the world.
Area with a landscape similar to the moon, where is found the largest underground city in Turkey is located in the valley of Goreme in Cappadocia. Cappadocia is known for the presence of the underground cities of Derinkuyu is the largest of its kind. The age of this underground structure is compared with the age of the Egyptian pyramids. The Derinkuyu means “deep wells”, the name of the underground city has received from the small town, which is located above it.
Why are those strange wells, for a long time nobody was interested, until one of the locals in 1963 did not show a curiosity about the strange cracks in the basement, where there was fresh air. Thus was discovered an entire underground city, carved into the rock, consisting of twenty layers, the many rooms and galleries connected by passages that have a length in tens of kilometers. To date, archaeologists have been able to go into Derinkuyu is 85 meters and explore the first eight tiers. Continue reading