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
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.
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
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