Excursion to the Church — what is it?
The exciting walk for up to 4 people at the most interesting places in the capital. An experienced guide will take through the scenic and unusual route: you can learn…

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10 most mysterious places of Moscow
For anybody not a secret that every city has its secrets and mysteries. In almost every city there is a mystical, mysterious places, and also whole regions, inhabited by ghosts…

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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

Living room in Gothic style

Fantastic, irrational, light, expressive and upward forms of the Gothic style to overcome the cumbersome nature of the stone and affect the brightness of colors. Most often, the term “Gothic” applies to creations of medieval architects, but to some extent almost every area of art has undergone its influence.

The history of the Gothic style

At the end of the XII century replaced the Romanesque style came Gothic . prevailed on the territory of almost whole Europe until the end of XV – beginning of XVI century. Born in the middle of the XII century in France, already in the early thirteenth century it included Spain, the Czech Republic, England, Austria and Germany. Later a new stylistic direction and spread on the Italian territory, but has undergone some significant changes, creating the “Italian Gothic”. Eastern Europe has “succumbed” to the Gothic influence later and lasted it longer than in the West. Continue reading

The Egyptian labyrinth.

The giant maze was built by the Egyptian king Amenemhat III (Psammetichus) around 2000 BC near the pyramids in the Fayoum, on the South coast Merida lake (lake Moeris) . located to the West of the Nile river, 80 kilometers South of the modern city of Cairo. Here is what writes about it in “Historical library” the Greek historian Diodorus of Sicily that between 60 and 57 BC visited Egypt:

“This Maze is remarkable not only for its dimensions, but with cunning and mastery of the internal structure, to reproduce which is impossible.”

Manetho, high priest of Egypt from Heliopolis, in his notes, preserved in the excerpts, “Aegyptiaca” that the Creator of the labyrinth, was the fourth Pharaoh of the twelfth dynasty, Amenemhat III . which he calls Lamparas or Laboris . and about which he writes: “… (He) rules eight years. Arsenism in nome he built himself a tomb — a labyrinth with many rooms ” . Perhaps that is why it is considered that the Continue reading

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