Saint Denis
The Abbey of Saint Denis – the first flower of the Gothic, created by the great Sugerem amazes even today, despite the fact that during the great French revolution and…

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The most mysterious and amazing places on the planet
The world is full of mysterious places. Despite the fact that they were carefully studied by scientists to this day are fraught with many mysteries and amaze imagination. Scientists have…

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Dolmens of the Caucasus
Megaliths (from the Greek. — large, Ai0og — rock) — prehistoric structures of large stone blocks, joined without cement or mortar. In the limiting case that one module (the menhir).…

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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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Roman engineering structures

To the top of the construction activities of the Romans are engineering structures. The largest facilities are the network of roads covered the whole territory of the Empire. The Roman Appian way — oldest, preserved and used still transport artery not only in Rome but around the world. It was built in IV—III centuries BC it approached Rome by the army of Spartacus in the late 70-ies of the first century BC and somewhat later in her shoulders were crucified on the crosses of his warriors, captured by the Romans.

The special place in improvement of cities, the growth of which required more and more water took water pipelines and aqueducts . From the hilly neighborhoods in the city reservoirs water was of stone, plastered with hydraulic mortar, the channels that are in low-lying areas and at the intersections of rivers or ravines were supported by arched constructions.

In the II century BC Rome only had nine large aqueducts, which provided water sources 1350, 15 fountains, dozens of public Bagni 11 luxuriously equipped baths. Continue reading

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. The Episcopal seat was the Cathedral. The construction of Gothic cathedrals is an important milestone in the history of medieval Europe. Not all cathedrals are huge and majestic, but majestic Gothic cathedrals since the XII century represent the citadel of art, science and technology, social life, faith, and power. The Gothic cathedrals of the quintessence of European civilization. Many extant cathedrals were built not only as places of worship, the example of the Saint Denis Basilica.

The Basilica Of Saint-Denis

During the decline of Antiquity, the Roman Empire Christianized, each major and medium city became the residence of the Bishop of the diocese. In the course of the middle Ages are all new to the diocese, continued the evangelization of the Northern, Central and Eastern Europe. In the XIII century Western Europe has nearly a thousand dioceses and many Catholic cathedrals. In the XII century the city flourishes and military construction, the building is grouped around the Gothic cathedrals, some of which reach 1,000 years. Continue reading

The megalithic temples of Malta

Mysterious megalithic temples of Malta are on the list of world cultural heritage sites of UNESCO, as a single group. These wonderful sanctuaries are more than 5 thousand years. Every megalithic temple complex developed independently, some were built even before the construction of the Egyptian pyramids, others in the bronze age. Scientists are still trying to find the answer to their appearance

On the island of Gozo is a complex of two temples of Ggantija, it is the oldest free-standing monuments and the most ancient structures of the bronze age, preserved in the world. They confirm that the island was inhabited even a thousand years before the construction of the Egyptian pyramids at Giza. Earlier, local residents thought that these megaliths were built by giants-the giants as they struck his scales. In the Maltese language “Ggantija” means “giant”.

Both temples have five apses connected by a Central corridor leading to Tripoli. They are built using the header and stretcher techniques of masonry, with blocks of coral limestone, some of which have more than five meters in length and weigh about 50 tons. Continue reading

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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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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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Incredible ancient underground constructions of Turkey
It here find different items, different shards, ancient arrowheads, or the remains of ancient animals. Deciding that in his hands a very unique discovery, he showed it to the American…

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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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The megalithic temples of Malta
Mysterious megalithic temples of Malta are on the list of world cultural heritage sites of UNESCO, as a single group. These wonderful sanctuaries are more than 5 thousand years. Every…

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