The interior of Reims Cathedral
Gothic architecture — the period of development of Western European and Central European architecture, appropriate Mature and late middle Ages (late twelfth to early sixteenth century). Gothic architecture replaced the…

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The ancient history of mankind
The oldest stories on Earth tell us that humanity originated in one place and settled on the planet after happy lost his ancestral home. Different cultures call it differently: Hellenistic…

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Stone age – the beginning of the history of Belarus.

The settlement of the territory of Belarus began 100 thousand years BC. One of the primitive campsites has been found in the village of Yurovichi of the Gomel region.

Polotsk was first mentioned in the ancient Slavonic chronicle the “Tale of bygone years” under the year 862. The city is located as a trading center of Slavic Krivichi traditionally for all ancient Slavic cities in the place where confluence of two rivers-sisters – the Western Dvina and the Polota river. The name comes from the name of the river Polota, which Baltic dialect means “ice, swamp, puddle”.

The first written mention of Pinsk in the Ipatiev chronicle refers to the year 1097. Until the middle of the XII century Pinsk was the city of Turov principalities, since the end of the same century – the center of independent Principality of Pinsk. In the beginning of XIV century the town is part of Grand Duchy of Lithuania. In 1521 the Great Prince on Sigismund I the Old gave the city his wife Queen bona. Continue reading

Five most mysterious places of Russia

Since ancient times, people have attributed certain localities miraculous properties, granting them with an aura of sacredness or curse. In Russia, too, found a lot of places where there are unusual and mysterious phenomena. Consider those that, from the perspective of parapsychologists, ufologists and other researchers, are included in the “top five”, and will try to analyze: what is the reason for the “anomalous”?

Flammable Dipper

Medveditsky ridge is one of the most famous anomalous zones of Russia. It is a chain of undulating hills with a height 200-380 m on the border of the Volgograd and Saratov regions.

The most bizarre place on the bear is the so-called Bloody lair, where constantly observed ball lightning. At the point of intersection of their trajectories in the trees there are traces of burns. Continue reading

Mysterious and mystical places of the Crimea

On the territory of Ukraine is the Crimea Peninsula. Once he was considered all-Union health resort and a large number of tourists visited the Peninsula, but few of them knew about the abnormal places of this Peninsula. Mysterious places can be found in many corners of this amazing Peninsula. This Cape Meganom, the valley of the Ghosts – Dimerdzhi, Cape Aya, “Bear mountain” Ayu-Dag, “the Crimean Alantica” – the New world, the extinct volcano Kara-Dag, Crimean Stonehenge, numerous canyons and caves. This list can be continued indefinitely. But let’s look at some of the most interesting of them.

Among the most mysterious places include the Cape Meganom . located near the town of Sudak. If you go on a hot air balloon or helicopter, that on the grass you can see the large ring. Surprising is the fact that if the rings start to fade, it is possible to get inside this ring is almost impossible. Some time later, ring again, feeling the glow, this phenomenon is noticeable especially at night, and then inside the ring you can easily enter. Continue reading