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
Despite the fact that Ukraine is mostly an Orthodox country, digging deeper, you can see that its Catholic heritage and not so poor. In Ukraine there are more than 800 churches, which divided between the six Catholic dioceses, namely: Lutsk, Mukachevo, Kamyanets-Podilsky, Kyiv-Zhytomyr, Kharkiv and Zaporizhia and Odessa-Simferopol.
The word “Church” comes from the Polish castellum (strengthening). In Ukrainian, Polish, Belarusian, Slovak, and Silesian languages (Polish-Czech dialect) the word “Church” means a Christian Church, but is not used in Orthodox and Greek Catholic churches. In Czech language word used in respect to churches of all Christian denominations. Continue reading
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