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…

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Maze - live, virtual, dangerous.
Labyrinth — a mysterious structure with many intricate lines. The most famous of them was built in Crete for the Minotaur. The fashion for the creation of such "puzzles" have…

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Gothic architecture

goticheskaja-arhitektura “Eerily beautiful”- this term, in my opinion, best describes this style of architecture. Have you ever breathless from the sight of something truly beautiful? You will feel it, seeing the beauty of open-work, of magnificence, almost ethereal heights, these cathedrals. In this architecture there is something mysterious and, I believe, esoteric. Despite the fact that now this style is almost never used, it still remains relevant. To broaden and deepen their knowledge in Gothic architecture it is necessary to examine some of the nuances of the structure used by the Gothic architects.

Clearly see the features of the structure of Gothic cathedrals possible, comparing it with a Romanesque style. It is worth noting that he was “the forerunner of the” Gothic. To keep away from put themes, you can briefly describe the Romanesque style, namely, one word- “fortress”. Both styles are completely opposite to each other, so the Gothic style society refused to accept, considering the architecture of barbarism. But, over time, when France, England and Germany reacted positively to the style, it spread throughout Europe. 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

The most mysterious places of the Volgograd region

In the Volgograd region there are places, covered with legends and endowed with unusual energy. This summer bold and brave tourists who want to touch the unknown, can take a fascinating tour of anomalous places of the Volgograd region.

Sanctuary Indo-Iranian fire-worshippers

In the natural Park “Donskoy” is located in Ilovlya district, residents and visitors of the Volgograd region will be able to see a huge sanctuary Indo-Iranian fire-worshippers, appearing before the new era.

This place is a mound, a circle with a diameter of about 200 meters, located at an altitude of about 130 metres above sea level, between the ravines Katalinski and Bread. Central elevated part of his damaged several pits left over from kladoiskatelskoe excavations in the beginning of XX century the local population. As a result of these excavations from the depths to the surface were displaced large fragments of vitreous slag with remains of burnt wood, scorched mass of reddish loam. Continue reading

Construction of wooden houses
Home for thousands of years people around the globe recognize wooden house the most attractive on the qualities and describe him as warm, alive and healthy home. People who value…

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Supercongruence antiquity
Discover how for many centuries before the existence of a revolutionary technology, the ancient civilizations were able to build a stunning architectural masterpieces, which today are the adornment of our…

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