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The megalithic temples of Malta

Among other things to history, the Maltese archipelago is still world famous for the fact that the oldest man-made structures on Earth are located in these places. This is the megalithic temples. The man, who had never encountered such prehistoric monuments, often raises a number of questions: what kind of temples such as their, where, for what purpose were erected? Let’s start from the very beginning that there is a megalith in General?

In simple terms, is any religious building, built of huge semi-finished or rough boulders, among which are the dolmens (funerary box, covered with a massive flat slab), and menhirs (separately from each other standing stones) and cromlechs (circular fence).

Here are cromlechs megaliths. The best known among the cromlechs are considered to be in the world of Carnac (France) and Stonehenge (England) is, but the Maltese buildings are older, they also differ in “accuracy” — on the territory, comparable to a small European city located more than twenty temples. Continue reading

Gothic stained glass

If You have chosen a Gothic style. this choice is not random. Gothic stained glass is immersed in an eternal space. Shimmering and cobalt purple glass, inserted in a lead frame, fills the room with mystery of the middle ages.

The style is Gothic – the true crown of the middle ages, it is bright colors, gilding, soaring into the sky with the barbed needles of the towers, Symphony of light, stone and glass.

Gothic stained glass has remained a cult on purpose and religious topics. Multicolored radiance of Gothic stained glass had a strong emotional impact on the congregation.

These elements of the interior appeared in the epoch of aristocratic, and imbued with the spirit of Gothic chivalry.

Stained glass Windows in the Gothic style is the result of a period of deep religiosity and symbolic thinking of the middle ages Europe. Full of subtle sense, the characters sharply delineated in the architecture of the time, and the Gothic stained glass for the best visual demonstration. Italy, Holland, Switzerland, great Britain, Czechoslovakia – in all of these countries lived and worked medieval artists who left the world masterpieces of survivors and authors, and the era. Continue reading

The structure of the Worlds in Buddhism

Know, sons of the Victorious, these three worlds is only mind.

Victorious not based its teachings upon faith in the correctness of any one system, but taught according to needs and abilities of those who led.

The Buddha told Ananda. “Whereupon are the heaven of Yama, Tushita, and all the heavens of the world of forms and the world without forms?” Ananda replied: “They approved the inconceivable power of karma.”

Many Buddhist texts written on the basis of the experience obtained through the practice of Right Samādhi and the attainment of Wisdom, contain descriptions of the various worlds of the universe. These texts give the leash a simple interpretation of the content of the worlds, because it is too large for a detailed description and would take a huge amount, losing ease of understanding. The Buddha talked about a detailed explanation of the worlds of the universe “. it is pointless to talk about such things with people who do not have relevant experience”. Continue reading

Japanese rock: the fate of a sunken city
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The pearl of European Gothic
The idea of a unified architectural plan, which built all the Gothic churches, raised for the first time, it seems, by Victor Hugo in “Notre Dame de Paris”, right, not…

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Mysterious archaeology
Mysterious archaeology The ruins found by divers at the turn of 1980-1990-ies, immediately became the subject of fierce dispute, which was attended by both historians and geologists. Despite the strict…

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