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…

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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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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. A new name – “megaliths” – was first performed in 1849 in his book “Cyclops Christianus,” written by English researcher A. H., and in 1867, the term was adopted at the Paris Congress. Megalithic structures are large blocks of hewn stones, which can consist of one large stone or group of stones.

The buildings of megaliths have received different names and were categorized into types:

• The menhir became known as one large stone, standing in a vertical position.

• The cromlech is a group of vertically standing stones (menhirs) until the circle or semi-circle. Continue reading

Dolmens Of Gelendzhik

Dolmens in the North Caucasus there are about 3000 pieces. The dolmens to meet both single people and entire groups. In the vicinity of Gelendzhik dolmens meet almost everywhere. Excursions to the dolmens that are organized in different places: on Jean, Pedo in Arkhipo-Osipovka, mount Neksis.

Dolmens – structures made of stone slabs 5 with a round hole in the front plate, like a birdhouse, but set on earth. The hole was closed with a carefully fitted stone cork sleeve. This type of dolmen is typical for the Western Caucasus. Much less often here there are dolmens compound where one or more plates composed of smaller blocks. In the Caucasus dolmens are found is polymodality made from huge stone and covered with a slab roof. Usually, by processing the surface around the hole, was attached to them the similarities with the front facade of the tile of the dolmen. We have also built the dolmens monoliths in very limited quantities – carved entirely from a single stone. Currently only one dolmen in the Sochi area. Continue reading

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 scientist John Jaeger, who was very proficient in various ancient scripts. Jagger suggested that this text was written by the Argonauts, which since ancient times, there were myths. From ancient mythology to know that they were talking of the Euro-Afro-Asiatic language, which many scientists consider the ancient source of all languages on Earth, as the Argonauts sailed across the world’s oceans. But unfortunately, they for some time the stone is put in acid to eat off the ancient patina. An ancient teaching says that Arkona &ndash. Famous Russian scientist Valery Chudinov, who have studied for years the scientific activity of more than three thousand archaeological materials came to a sensational conclusion that in the ancient times, all mankind were one people and spoke one language, which was Russian. Continue reading

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…

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The technical achievements of the ancient Egyptians
Mysterious ancient Egyptian civilization is controversial and scientists to this day, because science has a very protivoradikulitnye: on the one hand the construction of the pyramids, advanced medicine, shipbuilding, and…

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