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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

Don discovered at Stonehenge

Don land keeps many secrets. We have such places that go to the most incredible legends. Some of them are real mysteries for researchers.

Ten years ago in the don steppe, 120 kilometers from Rostov, were found huge standing stones, vaguely reminiscent of their British location of an ancient temple of the Sun – Stonehenge. The discovery was immediately dubbed the don Stonehenge, and a place where there are rocks, Valley of stones.

However, unlike the British facilities don does not consist of stone circles (blocks, topped by cross-stones) and large upright standing stones, called menhirs. According to the results of geological expertise, the age of the rocks a minimum of 7 thousand years BC So the don megaliths much of ancient British and other well-known nowadays. And, according to the researchers, it even suggests that the megalithic culture originated in the don by going later in the Scythian tradition of making stone sculptures. Continue reading

Gothic stained glass

Stained glass is a major form of artistic glass in the Gothic era; this is partly explained by the fact that, unlike Romanesque architecture, Gothic Church buildings increases the area of Windows. Compared with Romanesque stained glass Windows in Gothic more condensed notes and deep color. So, darken the blue color, and unpainted glass appear occasionally and are used to obtain brilliant points. Thus for the sake of saving often used grisaille, and not only in borders, where they are used to put by a brush of vegetable ornament, but also for backgrounds. In the twelfth century for the purpose of stained glass was the coverage, in the thirteenth century its function changed: it is designed to teach decorating. At high altitude we often see images of people in cresciute placed under the arcades or under the arch. Purely ornamental elements — veteniary ornament, finials, palmettos are becoming increasingly rare. In the XIV century on the borders of the stained glass Windows there are small human figures.

Great Gothic cathedrals of France were created in one of the most colourful and dynamic eras of Western civilization. Gained strength the process of becoming secular world, in a way comparable to modern. However, the spiritual side was strong and full of life. Continue reading

Nature in architecture
Architecture with birth carries the idea of domination over the native environment. The first extant building type of the stone age, which counts the time history of architecture, — menhirs,…

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Gothic architecture
Romanesque art that originated at the first Christian relations of the West with Asia, marks the first steps of architecture, working their way up in the light, ischadium from the…

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The mysterious pyramids in China
Shrines Of China In China there are many historical monuments and religious shrines. And though they have long accessed the pyramids in China is still shrouded in mystery. It should…

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