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Zverinetsky cave

Zverinetsky cave, a place of power

Zverinetsky complex of caves has long been considered one of the most enigmatic sacred places of Kiev . It is open for visits today. Everyone has the opportunity to explore the ancient corridors Zvirynetski caves. Of course, by the length they are smaller than caves of Kiev-Pechersk Lavra, but, nevertheless, are the place that for hundreds of years been hid from human eyes. Archaeologists assessing finds made here with confidence call Zverinetsky cave is the oldest cave monastery on the territory of Kievan Rus .

It is said that this cave area was inhabited from long ago. But for the first time the caves were discovered only in the XIX century . Most likely people lived here hundreds of years before. Continue reading

What ancient buildings are included in the list of the seven wonders of the world?

Seven wonders of the world – this is a list of the most famous sights of antiquity (antiquity – Greco-Roman civilization, in all its manifestations). Lists of the seven wonders of the few, first appeared in the fourth century BC, but classical is like this: the Pyramid of Cheops, the Hanging gardens of Babylon, colossus of Rhodes, Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, lighthouse of Alexandria, Statue of Zeus at Olympia, Temple of Artemis at Ephesus.

Pyramid of Cheops – the only one of the “seven wonders of the world”, Dostoevskii to the present day. It is the greatest of the Egyptian pyramids. It was built from blocks of limestone, granite, basalt about twenty years. Before the construction of the Cathedral in Lincoln (England) in the fourteenth century, the pyramid of Cheops was the tallest building on earth. Continue reading

One of the oldest buildings of the Moscow region

Baptist Church “at the site” is an example of “post-Mongolian architecture” and refers to the number of three, extant monuments of this time. In addition to the temple “at the site” is the Church of St. Nicholas in the village of Kamianske Naro-Fominsk district and the Church of the Nativity of the virgin in the village of Gorodnya Tver region. The many similarities of these monuments (pistolpete, no blades, subdivided facades, similar to the cornices of the apses, white stone console, the presence of corner pylons and features of masonry) allow the researchers to attribute them to a single classification category. I recommend you to read a remarkable work of S. V. Zagraevsky “the Architecture of North-Eastern Russia the end of XIII–the first third of the XIV century “. Well-preserved zoomorphic bas-relief: Altshuler interprets depicts a creature like ” unicorn “, Sergei Zagraevsky considers that it is not that other, as the Basilisk— a monster with the head of the cock, a thick tongue, a lion’s body and a snake tail. Continue reading

The most mysterious places of the Samara
Unsolved mysteries emanates from abandoned cemeteries, churches and bunkers. Even more warmed up interest and imagination of the legend, which tells about the events in these places. In Samara do…

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The old town square in Prague
Beautiful ancient city of Prague has many beautiful places, literally breathing with history. But one of the main attractions is the old town surface, the heart of the city, whose…

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Masters and Finials
Historical excursions Masters and Finials (construction of Gothic cathedrals in Western Europe) - What are you doing? - addressed to the masters of the stranger. - Hew the stone, that…

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