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 Churches Of Lithuania
The land of our country is dotted with temples: red and white tower emerges from the variegated panoramas of small villages and large cities, attract the attention of travelers, delight…

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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

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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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…