The mysterious dolmens
Dolmens are structures built of large stone blocks. Historically such places were considered magical, but rather places of worship. They are of great interest to archaeologists, historians, modern pilgrims and…

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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…

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A study of megalithic structures

Of great importance in the study of the history of our ancestors is a study of megalithic structures. A huge range of location: from the southern end and Oceanites

Dolmens

Of great importance in the study of the history of our ancestors is a study of megalithic structures. A huge range of location: from the southern tip of ocean and Islands of Asia to the westernmost point of Europe, the continental America. The most famous are the Indian ocean Islands, Easter island, the Caucasus, Stonehenge, Karnak, Baalbek, Malta, Neal and Machu Picchu. Pyramids and dolmens, menhirs and underground temples, avenues and dolmens, galleries and roads. Different cultures, different people, different era and different technology. Throughout this vast territory only the dolmens are common, having a similar appearance, because the consideration of the megaliths in this article is to describe the culture of the dolmens.

We turn first to the most truthful sources of information. Great Encyclopedic Dictionary: “a Dolmen (from Breton. tol – table and men – stone) megalithic. the structure in the form of a large stone box, covered with a flat plate. Common in primer. parts of Europe, Asia and North.Africa”. Continue reading

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.

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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, azure sea, majestic mountains, covered with forests, citrus orchards and banana plantations, olive groves and vineyards. In Cyprus there are remains of stone age settlements, Greek and Byzantine temples, Roman theatres and villas, Crusader castles and Venetian fortresses, Gothic cathedrals and Turkish mosques. All this creates a unique atmosphere of the island. Therefore, Cyprus is an unforgettable holiday destination for the whole family.

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In Cyprus there are remains of stone age settlements, Greek gymnasiums and temples, Roman villas and theaters, Byzantine churches and monasteries with priceless mosaics, Crusader castles and Venetian fortresses, Gothic cathedrals and Turkish mosques. All this determines the current unique character of the island that combines the beauty and tranquility of ancient culture and lively modernity. Therefore, Cyprus is an unforgettable vacation destination for people of various interests. 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.…

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Mysterious structures — copony
Kofun — is an ancient burial emperors in Japanese — barrow. Classic kofun has the shape of a keyhole, around which dug a water-filled moat, and sometimes even two. 1.…

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