Newgrange – religious building in Ireland, one of the oldest structures on the planet. Built it in such a way that at dawn on the shortest day of the year – the winter solstice, the sun’s rays for a very short time illuminate the chamber at the end of a long corridor. Rays enter inside through a narrow slit, and a lucky few manage to see it live
A huge complex of Newgrange was built between 3100 and 2900 BC, that means he’s approximately 5 000 years. And it is more than 500 years older than the Pyramids the Sphinx at Giza and 1000 years older than Stonehenge. In the Neolithic period, Newgrange served as the center for conducting rites and ceremonies. Later to it were added many other sites. Continue reading
In the history of Orthodoxy in Russia has always been a huge number of significant sites and majestic cathedrals. One of them is St. Sophia Cathedral in Novgorod, which for nearly a thousand years is one of the most important churches not only for the residents of this city, but for the great mass of Orthodox faithful throughout the territory of historical Rus. The magnificence and grandeur of the buildings, like the memorable images from the photo-film that makes you enjoy them again and again, regardless of who and how many times been in Novgorod.
It is believed that the Saint Sophia Cathedral in Veliky Novgorod was built by Prince Vladimir Yaroslavovich, who was the son of Yaroslav the wise. Continue reading
A pearl of Cologne and a masterpiece of Gothic architecture, Cologne Cathedral of the Saints Peter and Maria amazes by its monumentality, greatness, and at the same time, ease and grace, delicacy soaring forms. This is the largest Cathedral in Germany and one of the largest cathedrals in Europe.
It is a huge patinetly Basilica of reddish stone of trachyte, with an area of about 8500 square meters Cathedral Length 144 meters, the width of the transept – 83 meters, height of the building to the ridge of the roof is about 60 meters. On the Western facade of the Cathedral has two huge towers topped with pointed spires. They rise to a height of 157 meters. Continue reading