Dome Cathedral.
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…

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Barbarians: ancient samarians dismantle the mounds to decorate the house
Iconic stone buildings transported by Trucks, thus destroying the ancient Slavic churches preserved in the territory of the Samara region. Architectural monuments of more than 5 thousand years, and each…

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Water, created by the slaves of Rome.

In the history of the development of water supply systems of Roman aqueducts have a special place. Their extant remains indicate not only the Majesty and power of Ancient Rome, but also about the ancient world to the highest level of development of engineering thought.

The largest city of the ancient (by modern estimates, in the period of the Empire its population was from 600 thousand to 2 million people), also located in the hills, could not have developed water supply system. In it there were 11 aqueducts. First is Appies, named in honour of directing this project censor, Appius Claudius, was built in 312 BC and had a length of over 16 kilometers. The second aqueduct, built 40 years later, had a length of 70 kilometers! Same size there was also a third, Marziev, water. The total length of the Roman aqueducts was 436 km, 55 km – bridge structures. They delivered to the city, famous for its fountains and baths (Terme), from 700 thousand to 1 million cubic meters of water per day (according to some estimates – up to 1.5 million cubic meters). Such a large consumption of water may seem prohibitive, but you need to keep in mind that the ancient Romans did not know of valves, and the water in the system flowed continuously, obespechivayut sewage. Continue reading

The tallest skyscraper in the world

The “tower of Khalifa” (Burj Khalifa, Burj Khalifa ; previously – “Burj Dubai” (Burj Dubai), or “Dubai tower”) is the tallest skyscraper in the world . the height of 828 meters, 162 floors.

Dubai skyscraper-stalagmite has built up over 5 years. The construction of the skyscraper began in 2004 and was at a speed of 1-2 floors per week. The official opening of the tallest building on the planet, which was held on 4 January 2010, was watched by almost 2 billion people.

The “Tower Of Khalifa” Burj Khalifa (Burj Khalifa). Dubai

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Burj Khalifa was named after the incumbent President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE; UAE) Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan.

Dubai is known for its ambitious development projects (the archipelago of The World, the Palm, the beautiful ”sail” Burj al-Arab. “wave” – Jumeirah Beach Hotel. the Dubai fountain (the Dubai Fountain is located near Burj Khalifa), and many others…). The “tower of Khalifa” – the crown of this “architectural collection.” Continue reading

On the hills of one of the British counties grew mysterious constructions made of metal

Huge harmonica for wind mounted on the top of the hill in one of the British counties. The design is so ingenious that wherever the muzzle, in the area is bottled and refined all the time different melody. Locals claim that singing wind gives them invaluable in these troubled days of peace.

Huge harmonica for wind mounted on the top of the hill in one of the British counties. The design is so ingenious that wherever the muzzle, in the area is bottled and refined all the time different melody. Locals claim that singing wind gives them invaluable in these troubled days of peace.

On the hills of England a sad tree is singing for the weather, rarely is a quiet lullaby, often touching the marches, such a wind rose in the windiest place in Lancashire. To attract tourists with the threat of British soul. Continue reading