structures of antiquity

10 interesting abandoned lighthouses
The first lighthouses were built in the days when humanity was just beginning to make tentative steps towards the development of their native planet. For the convenience of navigators along…

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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…

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Secrets Of The Great Pyramids

According to the great historian Herodotus, the Egyptian pyramids can rightly be regarded as the first wonder of the world. Herodotus in the V century studied the pyramids of Egypt, especially his attention was drawn to the pyramid of Cheops — the most conspicuous among the entire complex. It was not the treasure, was not the tombs of the pharaohs, even, there was found no symbols that indicate the purpose of this great structure. Centuries have passed, but the results are the pyramids only confirmed the words of the scientist of antiquity — the pyramids are still considered the most mysterious buildings on earth. The mystery of the pyramid complex of Giza is still not disclosed.

As you know, rule the proportions of the great pyramid correspond exactly to the Golden Section, which is the main constant in architecture, science and painting. Modern engineers are surprised that the ancient architects, without the availability of modern equipment, were able with such precision to lay the Foundation of the great pyramid, given the fact that the pyramid is built on a massive hill and not on flat ground. It follows from this that the Egyptians builders of the pyramids had a wide knowledge in the field of astronomy, and construction engineering. Continue reading

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.

About Cyprus

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

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

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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Ancient underground structures
To capture the water from springs held meter cameras, and shallow groundwater is captured by a horizontal water intakes, wells and wells. Meter camera (rectangular or round in plan) arranged…

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