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10 the most mysterious part of Barcelona Writer Sylvia Lagarda Mata wrote the book "Ghosts of Barcelona" (Fantasmas de Barcelona), which tells about the most mysterious places of the Catalan…

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Mysterious underground country

Mysterious underground tunnels are found on all continents. Experts are convinced that this is a very ancient constructions. But it is still unknown who built and for what purpose.

Moves under the world

Polish researcher Jan Pink argues that system of ancient tunnel covers the entire planet, including the ocean floor. The tunnels seemed to be burned into the surface of the earth. Their walls are hardened melt rocks that look like glass. Modern humanity is similar tunneling technology is unknown.

The oldest tunnels, whose age is estimated at nearly a million years, was found in 1965 by the Argentina ethnologist Juan Moritz. In Ecuador, in the province of Morona-Santiago, his expedition explored and mapped the system of tunnels, mostly rectangular, running at a depth of 230 meters. Their smooth walls seem to be polished. They are ventilation pipes with a diameter of about 70 centimeters. These mysterious underground structures extend for hundreds of kilometers in different directions, including towards the Pacific ocean. Most of them still remain unexplored.

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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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One of the most interesting prehistoric structures
One of the most interesting prehistoric structures - the so-called megaliths, colossal architectural monuments of huge stones. Megaliths are varied: vertical slabs or pillars (menhirs); the construction of the plates…

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