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
Mysterious structures — copony
Imagine a densely populated Japan, where every piece of land is gold. And on this territory there are places where no man had trod for hundreds of years. These places are called copany.
Kofun — is an ancient burial emperors in Japanese — barrow. Classic kofun has the shape of a keyhole, around which dug a water-filled moat, and sometimes even two.
1. Japanese kofun, originates from the ancient tombs of China. The name of the kofun are megalithic tombs, for example Ishibutai kofun. In the narrow sense of the kofun is the burial of partially elongated shape, common in Japan between the 2nd half of the III century BC and the first half of the seventh century BC From this term comes the name of the Kofun period (300-538 years), which is part of the Yamato period in Japanese history. 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