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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On Earth find gigantic structure
[caption id="attachment_3687" align="alignleft" width="300"] MIGDAL, ISRAEL - SEPTEMBER 13: A large elaborately-carved stone sits where it was found during excavations of a recently uncovered Jewish synagogue on September 13, 2009…

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On Earth find gigantic structure

MIGDAL, ISRAEL – SEPTEMBER 13: A large elaborately-carved stone sits where it was found during excavations of a recently uncovered Jewish synagogue on September 13, 2009 at Migdal on the north-western end of the Sea of Galilee in northern Israel. The synagogue, dated to the 2nd Temple period (50BC – 100AD) is one of the oldest ever found, and was unearthed at the town Christians believe to be the birthplace of Mary Magdalene, a leading follower of Jesus. The stone depicts the menorah, a seven-branched candelabrum, from the Jewish Second Temple, which was destroyed in 70 AD during the Roman siege of Jerusalem. (Photo by David Silverman/Getty Images)

Mysterious giant stone structure discovered by scientists in the middle East. Thousands of characters similar to famous drawings in the Nazca desert in Peru, stretching from Syria to Saudi Arabia. To see them whole and to assess the extent only from the air.

Ancient structures of stones, called geoglyphs, were first discovered thanks to the latest satellite mapping technology in Jordan.

According to David Kennedy from the University of Western Australia, in Jordan more than in the whole valley of Nazca. “Besides, they cover a much larger area and, apparently, much older,” the scientist said, noting that these geoglyphs at least 2 thousand years.

All buildings have a common design in the form of a circle with spokes, so they are called “wheels”. However, in the parts of the circles having a diameter of from 24 to 70 m, noticeably different.

The wheels are composed of diamond-shaped structures, small stone pyramids and randomly distributed low walls. Some buildings stand alone and others are grouped. In addition, in Saudi Arabia researchers have found a pentagonal design, as well as “wheels” with only two “spokes”. Continue reading

TOP 10 most famous cities of the Ancient world

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

Cathedral of Milan

Grandiose and carefully designed Gothic Cathedral on the main square of Milan, Duomo di Milano, or simply Milan Cathedral — one of the most famous buildings in Europe. This is one of the biggest Gothic, and the second largest Catholic Cathedral in the world.

As often happens, the Milan Cathedral was built on the place where before him for several centuries has housed two of the Basilica. In 1075 year they were both destroyed by fire, in their place, it was decided to build the Duomo

The work has just begun in 1386, work continued for several centuries. The main spire was topped in 1762 with a statue of the Madonna, which was devoted to construction. The main volume of construction works was largely completed in 1880 Continue reading