Gothic art

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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Malta
Malta is a country situated on the Islands of the Maltese archipelago. The Maltese archipelago includes the inhabited Islands: Malta, Gozo (Gozo) and Comino; and a number of uninhabited tiny…

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Baalbek — a cyclopean temple complex of the Ancient world in Lebanon

Ancient wonders of Baalbek — the legacy of biblical characters. Lebanese Arabs believe that their country is the history of the ancient city of Baalbek. The complex of temples at Baalbek were built and rebuilt over almost 2000 years, so it’s not only the history of Lebanon. Baalbek embodies the history of the Ancient world. Baalbek is considered so ancient that tradition is credited with its construction Cain, son of Adam. Cain found shelter here after because of envy killed his brother Abel and was cursed by fratricide by God Yahweh. According to another legend, Baalbek was built by Nimrod — one of the biblical kings, and in this matter he was helped by the giants.

Baalbek — a live embodiment of history. Baalbek is one and a half hour drive from the Lebanese capital. The first written mention of the city dates back to the XIV century BC when the Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten erected a temple of the Sun God. In Phoenician times the city served as a sanctuary where they worshipped the Supreme God Baal (hence the name Baalbek). In 332 BC Alexander the great conquered Phoenicia and Baalbek included in the composition of his powerful state. Continue reading

The Underground Reich

It was one of the largest, most ambitious and incredible projects in the history of mankind, Architects, engineers and various experts from design engineering Bureau of the Third Reich in 1944, started construction of a special extensive system of fairly large underground structures both in Germany and in all occupied countries. I must say that these structures were reliably cover many of the German factories, plants from impacts and turn a special laboratory. By the way, the specialists had to create new types of weapons in a very difficult underground fortress.

Thousands of forced laborers, concentration camp inmates in inhumane conditions to irrecoverable days of the second world war worked to lay many kilometers of labyrinths, which were supposed to ensure smooth operation of the war machine of the Nazis.

Underground shelter of Hitler and the latest jet planes, V-2 rocket and super gun store looted of priceless treasures in Europe – here is the detailed part is not yet known until the end of the world underground Reich. About it it is told in this wonderful documentary. Continue reading

On the hills of one of the British counties grew mysterious constructions made of metal

Huge harmonica for wind mounted on the top of the hill in one of the British counties. The design is so ingenious that wherever the muzzle, in the area is bottled and refined all the time different melody. Locals claim that singing wind gives them invaluable in these troubled days of peace.

Huge harmonica for wind mounted on the top of the hill in one of the British counties. The design is so ingenious that wherever the muzzle, in the area is bottled and refined all the time different melody. Locals claim that singing wind gives them invaluable in these troubled days of peace.

On the hills of England a sad tree is singing for the weather, rarely is a quiet lullaby, often touching the marches, such a wind rose in the windiest place in Lancashire. To attract tourists with the threat of British soul. Continue reading

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.

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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

Underworld. People who live underground

In twentieth century 90 years, the media leaked an interesting information about unusual findings, which found the sinker tunnel under the Tatar Strait in the middle of the century.

In 1950, the USSR Council of Ministers adopted a secret resolution on the construction of the railway that would connect the Sakhalin island with the mainland. Geologists have discovered a Strait strange emptiness, in the light of this information, and was selected for the laying of the future tunnel . Voids the builders turned to the tunnel . which was supposed to run the future railway. During the construction works have repeatedly found an unusual old mechanisms, as well as the remains of creatures of unknown origin. But in order to avoid unnecessary issues and leakage of information, representatives of special services of the USSR quickly took out these findings. Continue reading

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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The Cathedral of St. Sophia in Veliky Novgorod
In the history of Orthodoxy in Russia has always been a huge number of significant sites and majestic cathedrals. One of them is St. Sophia Cathedral in Novgorod, which for…

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