After the collapse of the tribal relations, the population of the earth began to settle on completely different principle – territorial. Thus, the first towns began to be laid and constructed in the period of antiquity. Many of them survived to our times.
Cities with millennial history can surprise you much more than just beautiful architecture and unique artifacts. They are the fingerprints of previous eras and civilizations and they are a reflection of both positive and negative events of mankind. This city is full of amazing stories and legends and are the largest lures for experienced researchers. Let’s look at cities that are almost as old as the hills on which they were built.
1. Petra in Jordan
In the ancient city of Petra was the capital of the Hashemite state created by the Arab tribe. Find stone miracle in the desert near the resort of Aqaba.
To explore all its attractions will take about 4 hours, during which you will have to overcome the way in 10 km. The tour starts with the entrance of a narrow gorge, the output of which rest meets the building of the El-Khazneh. Continue reading
The first Cathedral, dedicated to Saint Martin in Utrecht was built in the VI century. Where exactly was located in the city’s Cathedral, is unknown, and he was quickly destroyed in the wars. Several buildings have succeeded each other before in the XII century began the construction of the present St. Martin’s Cathedral – the Duomo. Cathedral Domkerk (Domkerk) in Utrecht was, probably, quite majestic, if there was a full. But one tower (1382, height 110 m) very powerfully above the city flies, specifically rises and forms the image of the city.
Dome Cathedral of St. Martin in the city of Utrecht is one of the Gothic cathedrals of the Netherlands. First built choruses, and for those over 60 years – the famous tower. The tower became the symbol of the city.
To the top (465 steps) you can climb, to see 50 of the bells (the largest Carillon of Europe, made by Hemony in the XVII century, the largest bell was 9.8 tonnes and a diameter of 2.7 m), and the top in good weather and with binoculars to see one side of the roof of the Amsterdam Arena and the bell tower of ‘ s-Hertogenbosch! That is, Continue reading
On the territory of Ukraine is the Crimea Peninsula. Once he was considered all-Union health resort and a large number of tourists visited the Peninsula, but few of them knew about the abnormal places of this Peninsula. Mysterious places can be found in many corners of this amazing Peninsula. This Cape Meganom, the valley of the Ghosts – Dimerdzhi, Cape Aya, “Bear mountain” Ayu-Dag, “the Crimean Alantica” – the New world, the extinct volcano Kara-Dag, Crimean Stonehenge, numerous canyons and caves. This list can be continued indefinitely. But let’s look at some of the most interesting of them.
Among the most mysterious places include the Cape Meganom . located near the town of Sudak. If you go on a hot air balloon or helicopter, that on the grass you can see the large ring. Surprising is the fact that if the rings start to fade, it is possible to get inside this ring is almost impossible. Some time later, ring again, feeling the glow, this phenomenon is noticeable especially at night, and then inside the ring you can easily enter. Continue reading