France. Chartres Cathedral.
“Now do not build Gothic cathedrals. In the old days people had convictions; we, the contemporaries, there is only opinion, and opinion is not enough to create a Gothic temple.”…

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Svirzh Castle
Svirzh of Zamakshari to see in the archival documents of 1530, when it belonged to the noble family of SvirZ. But the modern form it has acquired from the mid-seventeenth…

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100 great mysteries of the Ancient world

The Pacific coast of Peru has long attracted the attention of archaeologists around the world. Here were found the hearth of ancient civilizations, from which we separated the Millennium. In these places already in the XI century BC appeared and flourished amazing culture Chavin, Paracas, Nazca, Mochica…

However, a true Paradise for archaeologists steel surrounding the Peruvian city of ICA after the discoveries made here by Dr. Javier Cabrera, Darcia. He found the black stones of various sizes (from one meter and more) that bear an amazing image. Looking at them, unwittingly come to the conclusion that there existed a unique highly advanced and very ancient civilization, which we, alas, know nothing.

The stones are laid in a strict order and, apparently, represent a huge research library. Natural disasters have led to the fact that part of the stone “books” turned out to be underground. To install at least the approximate age of the stone library, researchers have tried analyzing the image on the surface of black stones. One of them depicts a man on horseback. In appearance, the rider resembles a Neanderthal: a disproportionately large head, sloping forehead, powerful browridges developed jaw… Continue reading

Megalithic masonry

Allocate different groups of megaliths and the megalith can formally be considered as a rough-hewn dolmen in Europe. and higher processing blocks on the ruins of Puma Punku. For ease of understanding in this note we call megaliths only those blocks whose origin still remains a mystery.

These megaliths are the basis of many ancient temples and pyramids. Distinguishes them from ordinary stones highest quality treatment, as well as a huge weight, some megaliths weigh over 100 tons. Sophisticated megalithic masonry of perfectly processed by machine blocks found all over the world, there are the megaliths at the base of the Egyptian pyramids, the temples of the Aztecs in South America and at the base of Baalbek.

Age megaliths on average 8-10 thousand years and more. Probably, our ancestors were the ancient buildings of sophisticated megalithic masonry and built their temples and buildings already on top. This is evidenced by the difference in the treatment of stone, and the size of the blocks and their age. Continue reading

In Sochi will build a dolmen

Scientists from Sochi and Adygeya will conduct the experiment to create the dolmen. The analogue of the ancient structure they’re going to create on the mountain Bytkha, in Khostinsky district of Sochi, and later to try to repeat and on the territory of Maikop district of Adygea Republic. And construction even plan to use primitive tools.

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– As you know, the dolmens – ancient places of worship belonging to the category of megaliths. They are composed of large multi-ton slabs. Still there are several hypotheses about the emergence and purpose of these buildings. We want to prove that their appearance is the work of man, – said the Chairman of the Adygei regional branch of the Russian geographical society Igor Ogai.

Specialists Adyghe and Sochi offices of the RGS want to completely replicate the ancient process of creating the dolmen. They carve slabs of limestone, and then manually try to collect the stone building on the analogy with already known sites. Continue reading