Gothic churches
In the Middle ages was in Europe the city without a Catholic Cathedral. The Latin term civitas, which means city, settlement, in those days, meant the seat of the Bishop.…

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The Gothic churches of Cyprus
Only three hours flight and you find yourself on a small, divine beauty, the island of Aphrodite. If there is Paradise on earth – it is Cyprus. Golden sandy beaches,…

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Inside the Siberian crater

Remember the giant funnel, which in July 2014 was spotted from the air in Yamal? Today we finally can see what is there inside — thanks to the stunning images in the newspaper Siberian Times. In November, the researchers first descended into the crater — or rather, on the frozen surface of the bottom of the mini-lake is a 10-meter depth.

Then you know how it was, and what other mysterious places in our country.

1. Siberian black holes

Funnel, which is the largest of the three seen on the Peninsula. They could be formed from an underground gas explosion, but so far this is working version, which must still confirm the sample. While some scientists claim that the appearance of craters there is nothing dangerous, while others say that the same process could cause anomalies in the Bermuda triangle.

The closed city in the Republic of Bashkortostan at the foot of the mountain of Yamantau. Since 1930 there has been one of the special settlements of the Gulag, but only after half a century, the world learned about the existence of such points on the map. Since then these areas have been named a nature reserve, but in the 1990’s in the mountains unfolded the secret construction, which has generated a lot of rumors and speculation. Continue reading

Mysterious technology

On the other side of the Incas — the Concrete from the ancient Megaliths and wizard — Puma Punku – a panorama from another world — an Orgy in stone — the Most modern technology of the Millennium Castle with brackets and pieces of the wire — Computer wall — Jump to Abydos — Mail in the British Museum.

The fortress Museum of religious art is located three and a half thousand meters above the Peruvian city of Cusco. Its builders, no doubt, were the Incas, for well-known professionals such a feature of their architecture, how rounded the edges of the quads. It is typical for all of the Inca buildings. At the top of the castle there is a stone circle impressive size. Probably it served as a calendar, although it could be the Foundation of the great tower.

Wall of the Inca Museum of religious art.

If you’ll turn the fortress back, you’ll get a labyrinth, undeservedly called the ruins. This shapeless heap of stones, large and small stones, are the remains of some unknown structure. Initially, the maze took over the quarry, but it was not as We know are some quarries of the Incas, and they look completely different. If you climb up onto the platforms over chasms and grottoes, you will see carved in the rock monster. There is no order, no walls,no stacked monoliths. Walls inclined to each other. The corridors suddenly hit natural rock. Continue reading

The image of the world and the Gothic temple

Medieval builders had solved a very complicated time for their task. Thanks to the invention of the Lancet, the pointed form of arch, they managed to erect a building of great height. Lancet arch reduces pressure on the walls of the arches, and built outside of strong pillars, the buttresses – and even ease the pressure. Heavy, pointed upward to the door leading inside the Cathedral.

There, high overhead, is spanned by the rows of Lancet arches. Up carried bundles of long, thin columns. The building definitely reaches for the sky. Through the stained glass Windows pouring light fancy. Gold, scarlet, Royal blue spots painted massive stone slabs of the floor. Colorful reflections playing on the thin, fragile figures of saints. The contours repeat the soaring lines of columns and arches.

The three arts are combined, but differently than in Egyptian or Greek temple. It’s infused with the Christian religion. Subordinating art, she seeks to divert the mind of the person in an otherworldly, ethereal world. And although the building built by man, yet it was created to serve an invisible God. Continue reading

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Build in Romanesque style
Architecture – also the annals of the world: she says when you have kept silent and songs, and stories" (Nikolai Gogol). The first buildings emerged in the Neolithic period when…

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10 interesting abandoned lighthouses
The first lighthouses were built in the days when humanity was just beginning to make tentative steps towards the development of their native planet. For the convenience of navigators along…

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