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Review of Great Wall Badaling

Advantages:

Stunning views from the wall, great construction in the history of China

Disadvantages:

it’s hard to walk 1 km uphill, a very steep climb to the top, very high prices on the spot for drinks and Souvenirs

When in September I went to Beijing, the tour of the “Great wall” was one of the most anticipated, because to see one of the seven “wonders of the world” should try every person.

You go on this excursion for quite a long time, about an hour since the wall itself is located outside the city, and Chinese beliefs from the town there is only one road for exit from the North side because on perimetre the city is surrounded by mountains and the Chinese believed that from the North to the city attack is unlikely. Continue reading

History of the Gun

1382 Russian soldiers for the first time to successfully put into field artillery. Reflecting the attacks of the besieged city of the Horde, the Muscovites, as the annals say, “mattresses puschu in NJ, some of the crossbow strelau chibaku and vices, and other great guns puschu”.

The emergence of new weapons in Russia was quite natural and historically conditioned. In the X century warriors to the princes Igor and Svyatoslav, Novgorod warriors is widely used in the fights throwing machine. Melee weapons and metal armor, made by blacksmiths, gunsmiths, has long been in great demand in the feudal countries of East and West. By the middle of the XIV century in the capital of the Duchy of Moscow started the production of gunpowder. As you can see, by this time in Russia there was a material base for the development of artillery. Let us add that almost all Russian principalities had to fight a continuous defensive wars against hungry of foreign lands the foe, advancing from different sides. Continue reading

The mystery of the ancient underground tunnels

Underground tunnels which are found on all continents of the Earth. Riddle of man-made structures is still not solved by experts. For what purpose and who built their team are not known. [more]

Ancient tunnels under the ground

Jan Piek Polish researcher believes that the ancient tunnels are located all over the planet, including the oceans. These tunnels as if burned into the earth. The walls of the tunnels was hardened melt rocks, very similar to glass. Modern professionals are still unknown such tunneling technology. The age of the oldest tunnels about a million years, they were found in 1965, Juan Moritz ethnologist from Argentina. His expedition explored the province of Morona-Santiago in Ecuador, and struck a map of the tunnels located at a depth of 230 meters. The walls of these tunnels are very smooth, as if polished, the walls have ventilation pipe. The length of these tunnels hundreds of kilometers in different directions, one direction leads to the Pacific ocean. Still most of the tunnels are unexplored. Continue reading

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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The most ancient of the Egyptian pyramids on the brink of destruction
In Egypt destroyed the world's oldest pyramid of Djoser at Saqqara. The Committee for tourism and antiquities of the Union of revolutionary youth of Egypt intends to apply to UNESCO…

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The Gothic Cathedral
It is difficult to find the right words to describe impressions from the Gothic Cathedral. They are high and reach for the sky endless arrows of towers and turrets, visperhof,…

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