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Gothic architecture of Prague

Prague architecture is a huge range of styles, but it is not surprising, since the city was created over many centuries. Then there are the palaces, castles, houses that embody the spirit of the Renaissance, Baroque or Romanesque style.

However, special attention should be paid to the Gothic architecture of this amazing city. Structures that were built a thousand years ago, create a unique atmosphere of Prague. It is believed that it is through architecture, the city became one of the most popular tourist centers of modern Europe. Of course, walking around Prague, be sure to visit the cathedrals built in the Gothic style.

St. Vitus Cathedral is Prague Castle. This is a real example of Gothic architecture of Prague. The Cathedral was started in 1344, but was finally completed only in 1929. As a result managed to build a magnificent building, the height of the arch is thirty-three meters. Previously all there was crowned king of Bohemia, and in the crypts of the Cathedral was buried the great rulers of Bohemia.

The Church of Saint Martin was built in the XII century. During the reign of Charles IV, the Church was rebuilt in the Gothic style. Then in 1490 held a second reconstruction, during which the Church acquired a modern look. After the devastating fire of 1678, the structure had more time to rebuild, omnicomprehensive touched only the top of the tower. Continue reading

Ancient underground structures

The sanctuary, close to Mayak, which was excavated in the Northern Caucasus, in early medieval Bulgaria. All of them are built on the principle of “square in square”, that is, inside a large rectangular or square structures there is less, if a rectangular square shape, inside of which a fire was burning. This is one of the characteristic traditions of the Turkic religious buildings where worship of fire, sun, light has occupied an important place.

In 1988 in the study of Vlasov Second burial ground of the bronze age and early iron age, situated 2 miles North of the village of Vlasivka of Gribanovsky area of the Voronezh region (excavations by A. T. Sinica and D. V. Berezutsky) revealed very interesting and totally unique building – underground labyrinth, construction area of about 254 square meters (the scheme ). Continue reading

Pandora’s box is Old-the Peterhof channel

The article LADOGA CANALS was shown one of the massive artificial water systems of Russia 18-19 centuries of the Issues associated with its construction was not enough. For example: the true number of workers in the construction of both channels; the presence/absence of mechanization; lack of photographs of works in paving Novoladozhsky canal in the 19th century. the need for duplication of the old canal, etc. And there is even a version that is all the restoration of the former channels, more ancient.

After all, looking at this map:

we see that the Ladoga canal in the area of the modern town (on the map it is called nöteborg or Nut), out in the Vyborg district, and then out through the Gulf of Finland to the South-West to Koporye. Maybe try to look for it on Google maps? Continue reading

The megalithic temples of Malta
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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…

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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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