Gothic cathedrals
Gothic cathedrals: Cathedral of St. Vitus Cathedral and St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna I'm not an architect and don't know many details, but in this article I will try to…

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Funerary complex of Djoser
Funerary complex of Djoser • Add to bookmarks • Saqqara was the main necropolis of ancient Memphis, where, starting from the First of the Royal house, ancient Egyptian nobles built…

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Romanesque architecture

Romanesque architecture is an architectural style in Western Europe of X—XIII centuries. Severe, serf nature of architecture — monasteries, churches, castles. Characteristic half from motives of architectural decoration — images of animals, plants, Dating back to folk art.

Gothic — an architectural style that emerged in the XII century in France in the late middle ages and spread throughout Western Europe. Characterized by the subordination of the architectural forms of vertical rhythm, with Lancet arches on the ribs (the ribs), the abundance of stone carvings and sculptural decorations. In the Gothic Cathedral, the pointed arch thrust is transmitted to the outer supporting pillars (buttresses) with arches (flying buttresses).

And romance . Gothic architecture developed in the same mainly socio-historical conditions. General were, in theory, and compositional techniques. The main difference between these styles was that the Romanesque was characterized by extreme massiveness of the buildings, and the Gothic design has become more perfect, light weight in a number of frame structures in nature .

From the reign of Charlemagne began to produce the so-called Romanesque style with its characteristic semi-circular vaulted arch. Therefore, the XI—XII centuries in the history of medieval culture called the Romanesque period . linking Continue reading

The mysteries of the most ancient paintings

The mysteries of the most ancient paintings

Painting the stone age in the Sahara. Hunters ask for success in hunting at caledonii

People are already 30-40 thousand years draws himself and his surroundings. And we understand how and why on the cave walls of the stone age have any images of bison, mammoth, deer, hunter with a dart in his hand. But some subjects of ancient paintings be explained quite impossible.

Scientists do not know what method of printing is the most ancient. Some say that this figure “pencil” out of a piece of red ochre or other “coloring” of the stone. Others argue, that was before the engraving, because the handprints on the cave wall over a painted bison. Still others believe that the first was a sculpture, more precisely, the relief is in wet clay fingers squeezed randomly overlapping lines.

In the jungles of Nicaragua discovered a cave painting in which, according to experts, depicts the aircraft with a power plant of an unknown type. In Australia have found carved at a height of 10 meters huge paintings of people in strange

clothes that were never worn by the inhabitants of this continent. As primitive artists “doodling” at this altitude — is unclear, because it needed to fit the size of a three-storey house, a stone age people to build such couldn.

The entrance to the cave of Lascaux. France

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Mysterious figures in Russia

Mysterious figures in Russia

Some inscribed thus the line that became an integral part of the relief and landscape of the republics of the CIS, are perfectly straight, others form on the sloping hills and the slopes of the outlines of the giant figures that are impossible to see and recognize from the ground.

Only when viewed from the plane, stretched out on her grooves and connected to form the giant figures. Concerning time of creation of lines of scientists agree — to the XIX century, in the era of wars and uprisings. Most studies ascribe their creation of the Russian civilization that inhabited Eurasia until the 21st century.

On the ground to distinguish anything.

But satellite images have shown a giant patterns resembling four and vosi-the ultimate snowflakes.

They say that in these mysterious structures chuzhu electronic devices, “wildly spinning” arrow of the compass and there are various anomalies. “Even the birds rarely fly in this region. The researchers also try to stay. Disturbing thoughts, headache and insomnia – the lot of those who decide nearby to pitch a tent”.

Place some of the descendants of drawings arranged arable fields, others built and some destroyed by time and human activity

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Mysterious Thule
Mysterious Thule They say in my family still had some poluelfiyka, a long time ago, but because I can say that in my veins flows a drop of elven blood…

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Riddles Zimbabwe
Riddles Zimbabwe Ruins of giant stone structures in the area of the rivers Zambezi and Limpopo are still a mystery to scientists. Information about them was received in the XVI…

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