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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Types of megalithic structures
Megaliths in Greek language means "big stone" and are stone structures relating to the prehistoric period. These structures were erected without any connecting mortar (cement or lime), and just evolved.…

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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…

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Mysteries of the South Ural "Stonehenge"
Mysterious stone structures scattered across the Chelyabinsk region. They are hidden in forests and swamps, erected on mountain tops... All of them are cult objects. Perhaps ancient burial places. One…

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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 after it was completely looted and almost completely destroyed by vandals-the sans culottes wytrykowska the dust of kings in the trash. Restored in the XIX century the viola de Duke – which owes the restoration of a fair amount of French Gothic. Saint Denis restored, as you can see, pretty kromasil – one tower and died. But inside is the most magnificent and perhaps unparalleled Gothic structure, the interior is magnificent.

Presents tombs of the kings since Frankish times suffer from incompleteness. And irretrievably lost the most outstanding kings Philip Augustus, Saint Louis, Louis XI, Louis XIII – all of them, apparently, were lost forever.

But those who remained, enough for a small game.

I give a picture of the gravestone and a kind of “motto”, and you try to guess as many prominent figures of the French monarchy… 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

Drainage, drainage system
Advanced drainage systems for waterproofing of buildings and structures Drainage systems are an essential part of any waterproofing, it solves the problem of relieving hydrostatic pressure from the waterproofing of…

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Dolmens - ancient burial structures of South Korea
Dolmens are ancient burial structures, which are often found in Asia, Europe and North Africa. In Korea is the largest number of dolmens in the world. They are of great…

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The construction of engineering structures in ancient Rome.
To this period belongs the construction of several large engineering structures and among them is a large port at Ostia. At 102, to control Dacia Trajan built a great stone…

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Types of megalithic structures
Megaliths in Greek language means "big stone" and are stone structures relating to the prehistoric period. These structures were erected without any connecting mortar (cement or lime), and just evolved.…

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Gothic style
Gothic – historic artistic style that dominated Western European art in the XIII-XV centuries by the Goths the Romans called barbarian tribes invaded from the North in the Empire in…

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