The megalithic temples of Malta, which since 1980 are included in the list of protected cultural objects of UNESCO world heritage sites, are a fractured group of seven prehistoric sanctuaries, built with the help of huge stone boulders on the Islands of Malta and Gozo. Just within the boundaries of the Maltese archipelago rises more than twenty similar structures, which are one thousand years older than the Egyptian pyramid complex at Giza. All of them were created with the use of megaliths – huge stone blocks, partially or completely treated. The size of some of the stones reach eight meters in length and a weight of fifty tons. Like their more famous counterparts Machu Picchu in Peru and Stonehenge in the English County of Wiltshire, the temples were built in the same style without the use of any fastening solution.
Still remain unknown the explanation of such an unusual construction designs, each of which has its own unique history. Continue reading
Prague is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic. It remains in everyone’s heart, who has ever seen its amazing palaces, magnificent churches and lovely houses with bright orange roofs and colorful facades. Among the recognized architectural masterpieces, elegant palaces and majestic temples had been preserved entire blocks of old houses that are imbued with the spirit of medieval Europe. Once you have tried the local beer with a lush foam cap and eating roasted pork knuckle, you always fall in love with this city.
Sightseeing tour of Prague “Old Town – Museum under the open sky” . The route of the tour: Wenceslas square , old town square and the town Hall, the famous astronomical clock, Tyn Cathedral, St. Nicolas Church, Paris street, Jewish quarter, Kafka’s house. Continue reading
The architecture of the Temple of the gods
What attracts tourists is the Temple of the Gods? Aside from the fact that it exists almost two thousand years, the architecture itself draws the eye. The Pantheon looks pretty mysterious because of the lack of Windows. The only window through which the light gets into the room, is a huge hole in the dome. It’s called “Oculus”, in antiquity it was a symbol of the all-seeing eye. Some researchers suggest that Oculus was designed so that the solar rays entering inside the Pantheon, lit up in a specific order one or the other statue. The statue, of course, depicted the ancient gods – Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and others.
The hole was eventually covered with many legends. One of them says that during the construction of the Temple of the Gods the dome of the whole story. In a ready made building was held the first ceremony. And while it is holding the evil spirits could not stand it, began to rush and broke up, breaking a hole in the top of the dome. Continue reading