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
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
Archaeologists excavating at Teotihuacan, at last, reached the center of the tallest pyramids in Mexico and discovered the ruins of an ancient ceremonial sacrifice, which was conducted before the construction of the Pyramid of the Sun.
Offerings were placed at the base of the pyramid, and chief among them was elaborately carved and detailed and the green mask of serpentine, which might serve, most likely, a portrait. Also among the findings was eleven dedicated to the rain God Tlaloc ceremonial pots from clay. Even found the bones of an eagle, which fed the rabbits, and also not yet identified the remains of felids and canids.
At the base of the pyramid was found also 7 burials of people, a few of which found the children’s remains.
In their excavations, archaeologists used the old tunnel of the pyramid, which was to bypass the centre of the pyramid and was excavated by researchers in the 30-ies of the twentieth century. Continue reading