Built In Italy
The most ancient monuments of the construction of the italic peoples in their purpose and design belong to the so-called cyclopean or pelagicheskie buildings, traces of which remain in Greece and Asia Minor. They consist of the remnants of colossal structures for the drainage of the soil or the protection of property from enemy attack, as well as buildings from later times dedicated to the cult (e.g. Sardinian Nuraghe -oleoresin facilities from 30 to 50 feet high, with chambers and passages inside) and designed for the burial of the dead.
To enormous facilities for the drainage of the soil belongs to an outlet channel in the Alban mountains, despite its antiquity, until recently, served its purpose. However, it is not a building in the literal sense, as it is carved in the solid lava at nearly 6,000 feet, with 6 feet of depth, but this does not detract from the value of labor its builders. Just like an artificial cliff, made in the rock on the way to Palazzolo,
probably to protect the fortress, it demonstrates the ability of the italic peoples to contend with the difficulties posed to people by nature. Defending from the enemy its good, the italics, as the first inhabitants of Greece, built themselves shelters in the form of a huge stone fences. These fences, often on hilltops, are found in vostochnobeisky, but much more of them in Italy, where they are scattered over the plain ancient Latin, in drevnerussky lands and in the Alban mountains.
Meet fence equipped with gates and massive towers. In General, Italian fences can trace all the successive stages of their development – from simple piles of huge boulders (in southern Italy) before the laying of the processed stones and finally to the use of hewn slabs, stacked right and wrong rows. For buildings used limestone, straight grained tuff and piperin. The gates of the ancient fortifications formed like ancient Greek, two stone pillars and a massive stone rail. Some of them are built of horizontal slabs, reduced ostrognai at the top of the arch.