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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Walk in Nikolsko-Botanical: the haunted house and Gothic doll castle
One of the smaller streets in Kiev Nikolsko-Botanical (adjacent to St. Lva Tolstogo), near the Botanical garden. Fomina. It was originally St. Nicholas, in honor of Emperor Nicholas I, but…

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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

The Egyptian labyrinth.

The giant maze was built by the Egyptian king Amenemhat III (Psammetichus) around 2000 BC near the pyramids in the Fayoum, on the South coast Merida lake (lake Moeris) . located to the West of the Nile river, 80 kilometers South of the modern city of Cairo. Here is what writes about it in “Historical library” the Greek historian Diodorus of Sicily that between 60 and 57 BC visited Egypt:

“This Maze is remarkable not only for its dimensions, but with cunning and mastery of the internal structure, to reproduce which is impossible.”

Manetho, high priest of Egypt from Heliopolis, in his notes, preserved in the excerpts, “Aegyptiaca” that the Creator of the labyrinth, was the fourth Pharaoh of the twelfth dynasty, Amenemhat III . which he calls Lamparas or Laboris . and about which he writes: “… (He) rules eight years. Arsenism in nome he built himself a tomb — a labyrinth with many rooms ” . Perhaps that is why it is considered that the 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