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Fortresses and architectural constructions of antiquity

For those who are over forty, this place is very well known. Perhaps even too well. Not the architectural features of the ancient fortress, and a unique collection of trees in the castle Park attracted the boys of the sixties and seventies of the twentieth century. The ground was literally Packed with the bones of the WWII soldiers and their weapons. Tons of TNT and hundreds of barrels then moved from Balga in the Kaliningrad apartment. Rare the kid didn’t keep in those days under the sofa “faustpatron” or “Schmeisser”, dug on the Balga. The ancient history of the castle in those years, we were interested in smaller than small arms. Meanwhile, this story is so eventful, that there are volumes of research dedicated to the castle Balga.

The Prussians called it Honed. The exact year when the Bay was constructed this fortification, now it is impossible to determine. According to legend the castle was set in the sixth century the legendary founder of the Prussian state, king Wideout. We cannot reject this version, neither confirm. Continue reading

10 most beautiful places in Spain

From the Northern mountains to the hot Seville and a distant Canary Islands: places to visit, in order to more fully encompass the magnificence of Sunny Spain.

1. Pueblos Blancos, Andalusia

White villages, onizawa hilly region in Central Andalusia, not too long ago experienced a period of decline: young people in large quantities left of these farm settlements, heading for work in major cities. But now the residents of the villages obviously have decided to attract more tourists and began restoration of the buildings and bridge.

Narrow alleys, winding between whitewashed houses, ancient churches and overgrown variegated colors of the site was returned to its medieval charm. The picturesque village is Grazalema, Vejer de La Frontera and Arcos de La Frontera. Continue reading

Ancient structures from plates found by scientists on the territory of the national Park “Onega Pomerania”

In the national Park “Onega Pomorie” scientists have discovered a construction of stone blocks (megaliths) created by ancient people about seven thousand years ago. The megaliths in the village of Letnyaya Zolotitsa were discovered last year by the master Department of St. Petersburg state University (SPbSU) Daria th. On the basis of measurements of geodetic azimuths by the arrangement of stones has been hypothesized about being on the shore of the White sea megalithic complex.

To explore this hypothesis, the national Park “Onega Pomerania” in August of this year was visited by scientists from St. Petersburg. They conducted a second, more accurate measurement. As told head of the Department of regional studies and international tourism, St. Petersburg state University, doctor of geographical Sciences, Professor, full member of Russian geographical society Dmitry Sevastyanov, discovered a stone slab the size of h cm thick and 70 cm long side is oriented due North-South. Continue reading

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Other ancient civilizations
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Masters and Finials
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