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The megalithic temples of Malta

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

Named the most mysterious places in the Crimea

Named the most mysterious places of the Crimea

Travelling to places associated with mystical legends, more and more attract tourists. Attractions with a mysterious history can boast of the Crimean Peninsula. Recently published a ranking of the most known places shrouded in mystery.

First on the list are three caves of Eni-Sala, located on the site of the Tatar village, burned by the Nazis for helping the partisans. The caves were discovered in the 1960-ies, and if the two of them to get problematic, the third is accessible without climbing equipment. Cave of Eni-Fat 2 was used by ancient brands for sacrifices. Particularly impressionable tourists claim to have seen ghosts in the area.

In second place was Bear mountain (Ayu-Dag), the card of Crimea. About the fact that the ascent is very dangerous – many people know, but not everyone knows that this is not the place to stay for the night. Continue reading

The oldest ruling dynasty in the history

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Japanese legends and in particular according to the epic “Kojiki” Jimmu was the great-grandson of the sun goddess and that’s why it is not only the founder of the Japanese state, and the second after the celestial. With the help of the divine origin of the rulers of ancient Japan was trying to exalt the Royal power and to unite the country. Just as the Japanese Empire claims the title of oldest state on Earth, and of the Imperial house of Japan can rightfully claim the title of oldest in the world. If you believe the legends, the current dynasty has ruled the Country of the rising sun more than 2600 years. Such longevity can only envy. The ruling dynasty of European and other countries are much younger. The oldest in Europe – Danish, for example, traces its origins back to the year 899, i.e. has a little more than 1100 years.

However, the existence of the first 25 emperors Japanese historians have serious doubts. The first Emperor whose existence is well documented, was Keitai (507-531), 26-th. In any case, even the biggest skeptics admit that the Japanese monarchy is not less than one and a half thousand years, which still makes it the oldest on the planet. Continue reading

The megalithic temples of Malta
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,…

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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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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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