Unravel the mysteries of the megalithic underground complex Hal o Saflieni in Malta
In underground megalithic structure Hal o Saflieni in Malta more than six thousand years ago, there were immigrants from the star system Sirius. Solve the mystery of the lower rooms…

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The Gothic quarter of Barcelona
Barcelona's Gothic quarter is the oldest part of the city. Originally on this site stood the Roman settlement of Barcino, originated from Barcelona. Today the Gothic quarter is for tourists…

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The most enigmatic structure of the planet

It seems that scientists really studied all the corners of our planet, in addition to deep sea, even with today’s modern technologies remain unavailable to them. But actually there are a lot of unsolved mysteries that are on the surface of the earth. We can buy Kiev on-Board computers for their cars and go to strange structures, the origin and destination remain unknown to the village. A lot of them. But the most mysterious structures of the planet as follows:

In Wiltshire is one of the most mysterious places on earth – Stonehenge. About the origin, and especially about the purpose of this strange stone structures scientists argue for several centuries and cannot come to a common agreement. One of the most popular assumptions is that these stones are only a small part of a huge statue that was just destroyed by disasters and war. 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

What are the temples

Iconic religious buildings or temples, were changing under the influence of time, tastes, goals, architectural trends, but they, of course, are based on the core principles espoused a particular faith. The main purpose of construction of this kind is creating an environment benevolent to spiritual meditations.

Eastern temple architecture

Temple architecture of Ancient Egypt tried to recreate a certain abode of the gods, giving the buildings a similar appearance to the venue of sacrifices and performing mystical rituals. Classical Greek and Roman architecture sought to create magnificent sanctuaries of worship to the gods of Olympus.

India temples did not know the nature worship and the spirit did not require walls. However, religious buildings arose. The tradition of Indian chemostate were largely dictated by the influence of colonization and saturated with elements, introduced from outside, in conjunction with local beliefs and traditions. Indian temples have two distinct areas – carbon and draviḍa, different types of input installations and dome. Continue reading