structures of antiquity

Plague Fort: the most mysterious construction of the Kronstadt
Not far from Kronstadt of water rise from the silent walls of the Fort "Emperor Alexander I" or "Plague". The history of abandoned structures, in which a hundred years ago…

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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 archaeological value, allowing you to learn more about the lifestyle of the people who built them, about the social and political system of the state, the faith and rituals of worshipping the gods, art, holidays and other historical facts.

In the places of burials Gochan, Hwasun and Ganghwa is home to the largest number of dolmens in Korea. Visitors come to admire not only their number but also their diversity: in the form of a table – North type, in the form of a game Board Th – South type, menhirs and other.

In these areas contains equipment for handling, transporting and lifting stone, and also demonstrates the evolution of dolmens in northeast Asia.

Dolmens first appeared in Korea about 1000 BC at the beginning of the first Millennium. They represent a large reservoir of stories, highlighting the differences of each region. By the greatest number of dolmens in northeast Asia can be judged on the level of culturepositive countries in the historical period. Continue reading

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. Japanese kofun, originates from the ancient tombs of China. The name of the kofun are megalithic tombs, for example Ishibutai kofun. In the narrow sense of the kofun is the burial of partially elongated shape, common in Japan between the 2nd half of the III century BC and the first half of the VII century BC. From this term comes the name of the Kofun period (300-538 years), which is part of the Yamato period in Japanese history.

2. There is an entrance, gate, bridge. Everything is closed and participation is forbidden by Japanese tradition.

3. These Islands unspoiled nature, plants and animals that cannot be found anywhere else. For example Tanuki — Japanese raccoon dogs, who sometimes come from the island and scaring the residents of nearby residential areas. Continue reading

Gothic style architecture and the Dzayn

The Gothic style . how the term came about after the Gothic as a style in architecture, has lost its dominant importance. He was the first to introduce Italian sculptor, painter, and probably the first scientist – art historian Giorgio Vasari in the mid 16th century. He introduced this term to identify a new direction in the architecture and painting of the Renaissance or Objection. In his “Biographies of the most famous painters, sculptors and architects,” he introduces the notion of Gothic art, which is forever stuck for the whole era.

The word Gothic comes to us from the Italian language, and even from still earlier era of the late Roman Empire. Initially, the Goths called barbarian tribes which eventually put an end to the Roman domination. So Gothic was for the Romans the definition of barbarism, and it was a dirty word. Gothic does not have any relationship to the Goths, and this term appeared after the Goths had disappeared from the stage of history, but the term caught on and, unlike many of the names of artistic styles, the Gothic style has a clear expression in form and in content. Why Gothic is contrasted with the Renaissance? It’s very simple – the Gothic style – a style of majestic cathedrals and buildings that suppress the personality. All thoughts of a person caught under the influence of Gothic paintings, or architecturally to be directed to God and to suppress unwanted beginning. That is why the Gothic cathedrals are striving upward to the sky, as if renouncing all earthly things. Continue reading

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 bridge with concrete pillars across the Danube. Built, certainly not he, and his master-builders, among which stood out from Apollodorus of Damascus. He was probably one of the most educated and talented engineers of the Roman Empire, because besides the bridge was built a number of large and complex construction structures, such as the forum of Trajan, the circus and Thermae in Rome, named after the Emperor. He is credited with the construction of one of the most beautiful and the greatest works of world architecture — the concrete of the Pantheon in Rome.

Harder is continuing the construction during the reign of Emperor Hadrian (117-138 ad.). Adrian participated in the building not only as an organizer but also as an architect and civil engineer. The greater part of his life he spent in travel through the Empire. Adrian visited all Roman provinces, was a great admirer of Greek culture, admired the skill of the Egyptian artists. Continue reading

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 lovers of esoterica.Reports of them are found in the historical literature. Information about these ancient plants spread on the Internet, the frequent mention can be seen in the media and other sources.

Dolmens have existed since ancient times and their location is very diverse, they can be found in Africa, in the Western, Northern and southern Europe, there are also dolmens in Russia .

Megaliths occur mainly in the Caucasus, there is the large number of magical tombs (the so-called esoteric). Dolmens are still not fully understood, and their true purpose no one knows. People live guesses, someone thinks that these are ancient tombs / graves, and someone holds the view that the dolmens in Russia is a place of accumulation of energy, a kind of channels for communication with the Universe, what opinion is wrong, and what correct nobody to claim. Dolmens in the Urals – mehanicheskie ancient buildings, in the Urals there are not too many, they are quite rare (as well as dolmens in the suburbs). Continue reading

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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…

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Ancient technology: the secrets
Much of what we believe the product of modern science, was known to mankind even in ancient times, but subsequently, for whatever reasons, forgotten. Moreover, as the science of the…

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