Gothic wells Cathedral
There are few more interesting places in the British Isles than wells — the City of springs. Willis or ed Fontes of the ancient Britons. The walls and the moat…

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The great wall of China - a huge massive defensive structure
Defender of the Church and a tireless warrior, Charlemagne during the lifetime became a legend. The son of king Pepin the Short and Queen Bertha Bigfoot, he was proclaimed Emperor…

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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

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

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