Chernihiv Gothic
Among the variety of architectural forms and structures of our regional center we can observe enough of the original ancient classical buildings, built in the Gothic style. What is Gothic…

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Artistic forging in Gothic style
Traveling through Europe for myself to note the fact that different historical eras have different trends and styles in architecture. One of the brightest areas, of course, is the Gothic…

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Kutná Hora: a town-Museum in the Gothic style

Kutná Hora is an ancient Czech city, founded in XIII century. He stands on a hill surrounded by greenery of the forest. Once there were found mines, where for a long time the silver was mined. Today, the city is reminiscent of the middle ages and recognized as a Museum under the open sky. Kutná Hora has a history that is linked to silver mining. Major sources of ore brought main income for the whole of Europe. Later it began to mint pennies (coins Prague). In our days in the city you can see many unique monuments of architecture, walk through its streets and admire the Gothic style buildings.

One of the most famous attractions of Kutna Hora is the chapel that is comprised of human bones. Slightly depressing experience creates this structure, however, this unique building is composed of thousands of 40000 human bones. Naturally, all of the material disinfected and bleached. Once, in the middle ages, it was a battle, which killed tens of thousands of people. That’s when the idea to build the chapel. It’s all bones: chandeliers, images of monsters, bells, coat of arms of the famous family of Shvartsenberg. Continue reading

Maltese Cyclops

Malta cross and go far out to sea track, similar to the stone rails (see “AIF” N 38). Built in the new stone age, the ruts were contemporaries of the temples, built of huge megaliths. Was able to build the ancient Atlanteans.

FARMER Lorenzo fed up to straighten the blade of the plow, nieszawska on the boulders, which was littered with his plot in the town of Tarxien. Having begun to uproot the rocks, he found under them smoothly hewn blocks with reliefs of great beauty. Due to the findings Temi Zammit, the first Maltese archaeologist, noticed a few oval buildings lie under a layer of gray ash. Researcher defined: this layer without traces of human activity — evidence of a volcanic eruption, the lava which covered the island more than 4.5 thousand years ago. So, temples were built before the disaster.

So exactly one hundred years ago in the center Tarsina dug up the temple complex. It is still amazing engineering and artistic skill. And his age close to 5 thousand years. In that distant time in Europe could not be competent engineers, skilled stone carvers. There was no metal. On this, at least, insists the historical science. Continue reading

When was built the oldest dome in the world?

Almost 500 years after the construction, on November 1 of the year 609, the Pantheon was turned into a Christian Church. It is logical that a former temple of all gods was called the Church of all Holy martyrs. Since day 1 of November is celebrated as all saints Day and the Catholics and the Protestants.

Any person, for the first time going to the Pantheon, could not restrain an exclamation of rapture. People humanitarian warehouse in the first place will be thrilled by the splendor of the interior decoration, the creation of which was attended by the famous Raphael. Maybe that’s why he was buried here.

Those who have studied strength of materials or structural mechanics, immediately raise your head up to admire the brilliant dome. The dome of the Pantheon is not just beautiful. This dome is not only highly functional. This dome is famous by the fact that he is generally the first dome building in the world. During the construction of the Pantheon for covering large round room with a diameter of 45 meters Roman architects first used the domed ceiling. Continue reading