Medieval architecture in Western Europe
Medieval architecture in its development passed through two successive stages: an early period of the Romanesque style (XI-XII centuries) and late - Gothic period (XII-XV centuries). The early period of…

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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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The most mysterious and amazing places on the planet

The world is full of mysterious places. Despite the fact that they were carefully studied by scientists to this day are fraught with many mysteries and amaze imagination.

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First in the list can rightly be considered the Nazca desert. On the plateau one of the driest deserts of the planet, located in Peru caused a giant intricate drawings. Due to the semiarid climate faces have been preserved from ancient times, but became aware of them recently, when flying over the plateau in the first half of the twentieth century. On the plateau caused about thirty of the drawings is a bird, monkey, spider, flowers, etc., close to 700 geometric figures.

Powerful and mysterious stone fortress of Sacsayhuaman is located near the Peruvian city of Cusco. She is one of the famous and great monuments of the Incas. Only the Incas could enter the territory of the complex, as it was considered the house of the Sun, the house of weapons and war. There is a hypothesis that the Incas helped to build this fortress, the representatives of an alien civilization.

Of course, this list cannot do without the Egyptian pyramids, which are the greatest architectural monuments of Ancient Egypt. These pyramid— is a popular subject in the theories of paleocontact, where brought the creation of some high-tech extraterrestrial civilization. To date, their origin remains one of the greatest mysteries in the history of mankind.

We can not ignore the tiny, but wonderful Peruvian town. Machu Picchu is sometimes called the “lost city of the Incas”. Despite the fact that he only 12 square kilometers, the city is literally impresses with its grandeur. By studying buildings, modern specialists in stone processing and is not able to explain how it was done.

Amazes also Easter island. where of particular interest are the monuments of Moai – a group of huge humanoid statues made of compressed volcanic ash. Locals believe that the figures lies the supernatural power of ancestors of the first king of Easter island. However, what they mean actually, no one knows.

The list also got Stonehenge. The monument became famous, perplexing even the most brilliant researchers. Legends linked the construction of Stonehenge with the name Merlin. To this day there many crazy theories of origin of this stone wonder, but none of them has been confirmed officially.

Information service “Century”

Medieval architecture in Western Europe
Medieval architecture in its development passed through two successive stages: an early period of the Romanesque style (XI-XII centuries) and late - Gothic period (XII-XV centuries). The early period of…

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Medieval architecture in Western Europe
Medieval architecture in its development passed through two successive stages: an early period of the Romanesque style (XI-XII centuries) and late - Gothic period (XII-XV centuries). The early period of…

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