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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Palma the Cathedral of Santa Maria (La seu)
Travel from A to z La seu (La Seu) - as the locals referred to as Mallorca Cathedral Santa Maria Cathedral (Catedral de Santa Maria de Palma de Mallorca) .…

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Stonehenge: the mysterious legacy of the ancients

Stonehenge: the mysterious legacy of the ancients

Among unsolved mysteries of history, exciting scientists, archaeologists and writers majestically megalithic stone structure called Stonehenge. The most famous is Stonehenge in great Britain, in the County of Wiltshire, close to Salisbury, a distance of 130 km from London to South-West direction.

Shrouded in legends and mysteries, this place attracts a lot of tourists, eager to see a true Testament to the greatness of ancestors who lived thousands of years ago. Looking at multi-ton blocks of stone, and would like to ask: was it possible with the help of those primitive technologies, told us about the teachers at the school, to bring them for tens and even hundreds of miles away and set in the right geometric pattern, saved until now? Why were exerted such tremendous effort, and what is the purpose of this structure? Scientists have put forward many interesting theories about this. Each one has a right to be. But before you dive into the world of conjecture, consider, what is the Stonehenge.

Let’s start with the title. “Stonehenge” is very ancient art, its origin arguing as the structure to which it is named. Continue reading

Kuril Islands

Geological structure and origin of the Islands

Unlike the Islands of Japan, where considerable areas are covered by ancient, crumpled in folds sedimentary marine rocks, and from Kamchatka, West and center of which are composed of marine sediments, sedimentary formations on the Kuril ridge are common only in the extreme North (North) and South (Shikotan) Islands; on the other they put a small area of lowlands and separate spots are found around the volcanoes, on the shores of the bays, mouths of rivers and on the terraces of the coast.

Ancient sedimentary rocks are usually more or less altered by the action of high temperature and pressure. The composition of their heterogeneous: there are shales, Sands, gravels, in some places the accumulation of limestone: the main Islands are composed of volcanic rocks. In addition to the lava, there are large areas of volcanic tuff, layers of ash and coarse-grained material, often cemented compacted ash or pumice.

In the distant past geological history of the earth, the sea covered the whole northeast Asia. Sometimes it receded, and in place of Kamchatka and the Okhotsk sea was drying up. Kamchatka and the Islands of Japan itself became part of the sushi into the second half of the tertiary period (middle Miocene) and was to the mainland of ASIA one. Sea of Okhotsk at this time Continue reading