The appearance of the cathedrals of the Gothic style
The spirit of the age, Bernard of Clairvaux and Thomas Aquinas most clearly expressed in the architecture of XII—XIII centuries Then formed a new architectural style, later called Gothic. Gothic…

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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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Tour – Monumental-Barcelona (Spain)

Amazing and diverse Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia. This specific region is different from the rest of Spain has its own culture and amazing scenic landscapes. But Barcelona is a city so original, that even in the Catalonia’t find the other city. Their appearance, which so distinguishes the city from other, Barcelona are indebted to the genius of the architect Gaudi, which has completely transformed it, creating its fabulous buildings.

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The history of Barcelona is very ancient, and according to one legend, this city of ancient Rome – the eternal city. It is believed that it was founded by one of the greatest heroes of antiquity, Hercules. And on the second version of Barcelona was rebuilt by the Carthaginian Hamilcar Barca, who was the father of the famous Hannibal. Continue reading

Underground architectural construction in Russia: review and experience inventory

1. The inventory of artificial caves and underground architectural structures for the CIS and Baltic States (former USSR).

Russian Society Spelestological Research (ROSI) is working on the Inventory of artificial caves and underground architectural constructions on the territory of CIS and Baltic States (former USSR).

The idea of the Cadastre belongs to M. Y. Cochino. The ideology inventory was developed and added to it Dolotov, Y. A., M. U. Sokhin, A. A. Parfenov (working Group of the Inventory). The development of computer databases has made J. A. Dolotov.

Materials for Cadastre also provided: N.E. Pudovkin (Samara), K. K. Pronin, L. N. The wind, Acting Greek (Odessa), A. G. Kovalev (Kharkov), A. Bobrovsky (Kiev), and other SPELESTOLOGY. Currently information is collected about 2500 objects. Continue reading

5 most mysterious places of Russia

If you are interested in something unusual and during the coming vacation want to see the places that are fraught with something unknown, we can offer you a list of 5 such places.

A very popular place among scientists and curious enthusiasts is death valley in Kamchatka . About it it became known to the public about the thirties of the twentieth century, when there flowed and curious tourists. Death valley was discovered by the hunters, who noticed the strange behavior of dogs that later died. All animals that visit this place, start to wither, stop eating, lose weight and slowly die. The chain of death begins with field mice, which after the snow melts, remain lying there dead in large numbers. Mice in turn are attracted by the smell of larger animals that remain in the valley forever. More than a hundred scientists died trying to unravel this mystery, and only in the early eighties were able to establish that all events triggered by high content of powerful toxins in volcanic gas. Continue reading

What is archaeology and why is it necessary?
The word "archaeology" of Greek origin, like the origin of the names of many other Sciences (history, geography, Geology). It consists of two words - arhayos (ancient) and -logos (word,…

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The sights of the Gothic quarter in Barcelona
Barcelona will never reveal all its secrets and you will never be able to explain such a strong attachment to this city. It fascinates, surprises, makes for self-respect. Once seen,…

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