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The most magnificent Catholic churches

Cologne Cathedral (Cologne Cathedral)

This Cathedral is not only one of the most famous Catholic shrines in Germany and the landmark of the city for many centuries. Since 1880, when finished to build the spires, until 1884, the Church was the tallest building in the world. Although she lost the title of tallest building to the Washington monument, however, is still the tallest Church built in the Gothic style.

I started to build a Shrine on the site of a former Roman temple in the 13th century and completed after 600 years. The Cathedral was built in honor of the virgin Mary and the Apostle Peter. Here is the biggest Shrine in Western Europe – the sarcophagus with the relics of the Magi. Carried a gilded sarcophagus from Milan.

Aachen Cathedral (Aachen Cathedral)

The oldest in Northern Europe, the Cathedral has the name of the Cathedral of the Empire. Its construction began in the distant year 786 architect by the name of Charlemagne (Charlemagne). When, in 814 year the architect died, his remains were buried in the Cathedral in a private chapel. Continue reading

All the bridges of the world

Bridges trace their history back to ancient times. In the old days – it was just the primitive tools in kind of a log, thrown across small water barriers. Further, in the era of the slave system began to appear the first stone bridges. The most advanced in this building were the ancient Romans. During construction they have already used the cement, the secret of which was initially forgotten, but in the middle ages resumed. In the Roman Empire for the supply of towns water used aqueducts, which was a great progress and confirmation of the greatness of the Empire. By the way, the bridges built by Roman builders use nowadays.

By the Chronicles of the times of the X century the Slavs used in the construction of bridges mainly wood and not stone.

In the twelfth century appears the first floating bridge in Kiev, and the Incas up with hanging rope bridges.

But every era and every century was struck by the architecture of its bridges. Continue reading

About the most creepy places in Russia

It would not have been configured most of us are not giving importance to the numerous mysterious events of our time, yet on the most terrifying places in Russia . it should tell you. Of course, in our enlightened age, skeptics enough, and not all believe in mystical events. occurring in our time, however, the facts will not argue…

about the most terrifying places in Russia

The existence in nature of anomalies. not paranormal, some scares, and many, horrifies…

Many stories exist about the mysterious disappearances, deaths in places that are truly disastrous, available in the vast Russian, and they all horrify and make blood cold…

In Krasnoyarsk Krai there is a place where for the past thirty years has disappeared somewhere about seventy-five people. Continue reading

Symmetric system of pyramids and other megalithic structures
Because of the latitude of Tiwanaku and Teotihuacan is not symmetric about the equator, the point of intersection of the lines lies a little North of him. And so, while…

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Mandalas are ancient religions, countries and peoples
The mandala known since ancient times as a unique gravelly ((from the Greek. γράφω — write -EMA) is a unit of written speech (in the alphabet — the letter eg.…

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The most interesting places in Mallorca
The most interesting places in Mallorca. Mallorca is very developed in terms of tourism. Largely on the attractiveness of the island is influenced by its wonderful nature. Although the island…

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