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
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
The Gothic style emerged in the architecture of France in the XII century, and today the country has preserved so many monuments of this style, awesome and unique: each is in its own way, ranging from small chapels to huge, majestic and awe inducing Cathedral.
The most significant works of the Gothic era – the masterpieces of this style in France, includes three of the Cathedral in Chartres, Amiens and Reims.
Reims is the largest city in the champagne – the world-famous French province, and is situated on the plain, on the river vel. The city is surrounded by mountains and vineyards, and its population today is not too great – only about 200 thousand people.
However, Reims is the cradle of the whole of France, and one of the first Christian cities in the country. Continue reading