Churches of Ukraine
At all times since the XII century lived among Christians the rule: at least once in life to visit the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra. And before that a great campaign of fasting…

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What they are about dolmens?
Across the planet thousands of years ago were erected megalithic structures, which lead to the astonishment of all of us mere mortals, but also of modern scientists. The creation of…

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Beloselsky–Belozersky Palace.St. Petersburg

Beloselsky-Belozersky Palace became the last private Palace built in Nevsky prospect.

The owners of the Palace belonged to the oldest Russian princely family, since the sixteenth century, representatives of this family held high positions in the public service.

The construction of a new Palace on the Nevsky Prospekt was carried out by order of Prince Esper Beloselsky-Belozersky.

The building occupies a site at the intersection of Nevsky Prospekt from the Fontanka river, the modern Nevsky prospect, 41.

The construction of the Palace was carried out under the project A. Stakenschneider in the years 1846-1848, the building became a shining example of a rich aristocratic mansion of the mid-nineteenth century. Continue reading

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

Architectural tradition of India

Ideal scheme of the Indian temple is composed of large, rectangular courtyards grouped together, surrounded by walls with monumental gates (Toran), leading to the four cardinal points. In the center there was a Shrine – a temple with pyramidal roof, and next with others the complex walls are secondary structures.

The placement of buildings and structures responded to the Indian ideas about the world – earth, surrounded on all sides by the ocean, whose symbol was a system of pools that surrounded the temple. Enclosing walls symbolizing mountains, and the sanctuary represented the cosmic mountain in the world.

Its size and diversity of economic life, the temple resembled a city. Here lived the priests, merchants, servants, temple dancers, musicians. Crowds of pilgrims visited the temples. At the most visited churches worked to 20 thousand people of different professions. Continue reading