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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Newgrange is the oldest religious building in the world
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…

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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 one can tell a lot about the history and rituals of their ancestors.

“Take a ton”

Samara writer, Slavist and ethnographer Yevgeny Bazhanov few years on documentaries about Rosso-Aryan constructions. Civilization our ancestors had thousands of years ago, the rock paintings and stone temples miraculously survived in our days, says the ethnographer. He accompanies us to place it in the vicinity of the village of Chapaevo in the Krasnoyarsk region. Continue reading

Gothic art

Gothic – the next stage in the development of medieval art, second pan-European style. The term “Gothic art” coined by Italian humanists to denote everything that is not related to classic, antique designs, i.e. in their opinion, ugly associated with complete barbarism.

The Gothic style that prevailed in Western Europe in the 13th-14th centuries became the Supreme artistic synthesis of the middle Ages.

A leading art form in the Gothic remained the architecture . but her highest achievement was the construction of city cathedrals, causing a feeling of lightness and spirituality . In contrast to the Romanesque Gothic Cathedral – city building – soaring he had dominion over all of the city’s buildings. The close connection of Gothic with the city has resulted in the fact that in the types of buildings along with cathedrals leading place took the building of exchanges, warehouses, customs offices, hospitals, etc. In the Gothic style built building, which housed the town councils – local authorities – the town hall . became a symbol of the independence of the cities. Continue reading

Sélestat (Selestat)

Sélestat (Selestat) is a beautiful and interesting town of Alsace, which is considered the cultural capital of this picturesque region. There are so many attractions that it can rightly be called a Museum under the open sky. Half-timbered houses, Renaissance mansions, medieval towers and churches with beautiful interior.

One of the main attractions of Celeste’s is a Catholic parish St. George’s Church (Église Saint-Georges de Sélestat). The building combines the Gothic style (the main style of the building), flamboyant Gothic, and the late-Roman Baroque style. The Basilica was created over three centuries from 1220 to 1490 years. Since 1848, it received the status of a historical monument of France.

The Church was built out of traditional religious structures Alsatian Vosges Sandstone with blocks of gray granite. The temple has the shape of a Latin cross. Overall length – 64,85 m, width — 18,7 m, height of the nave is 20 m. the Building is declared a monument of architecture. Continue reading