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"…

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Great Zavolzhsky shaft
The remains of this massive structure can be traced throughout the Russian TRANS-Volga region - from the Astrakhan region to Tatarstan, after which this earthen wall turns to the East…

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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

Medieval art

What are the achievements in architecture and engineering building is famous for the ancient Romans?

Looked like an early Christian Basilica and cross-domed Church?

What buildings were decorated with medieval city-commune?

Smiling angel is the embodiment of Paradise. The statue of the portal of Reims Cathedral. XIII, V. 1.

Architecture. The builders of the early middle Ages picked up much from the strict architecture of the ancient Romans, and therefore structures up to the XI—XIII centuries, is called romance (from “Roma” — Rome). The Romanesque Church is the massive building with almost smooth walls, high towers, simple décor. Everywhere repeat the outlines of the semicircular arches on arches, window openings, entrances to the temple. At the same time, its power Roman temples resemble castles. Indeed, they often served as a refuge for the population of the neighborhood. Continue reading

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 and received the crown from the hands of the Pope in Rome on Christmas day in 800.

He managed to unite the whole of Gaul, that collapsed during the reign of the Merovingians for a separate state and joined to it the territory of Italy and Germany. He divided his Empire into counties and administered through the governors – the Royal counts, which collected taxes and dispensed justice.

In the middle ages, Charlemagne became one of the most significant and heroic rulers, made themselves famous by creating the first Christian state in Western Europe, numerous military campaigns, the extension of lands. Over 45 military campaigns, and most of them ended in victory. Defeated Carl was converted to Christianity.

After an unsuccessful attempt to take Zaragoza Karl siege, his army was defeated by the Moors, who killed every member of the rearguard of his army. A detachment of the francs under the command of the Margrave Roland, who was killed in gorge Ronceval. It is written about him a pearl of medieval ballads – “the Song of Roland”. Continue reading

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