The Baikal is one of the most mysterious and mystical lakes in the world
Baikal – mysterious and mystical lake, lots of magic and mysterious is happening on its shores and in its waters. They say the lake is alive, it responds to human actions.
In 2008, during a research expedition “Worlds” on Baikal” scientists several times plunged into the waters of the lake to a depth of more than six thousand meters. The purpose of the immersion was good to explore the bottom and to determine the deepest point.
But Baikal was against such interference in his life, and August 27, Irkutsk and others close to lake city shook. An earthquake measuring 10 points in the epicenter and 6-7 points in the settlements. Continue reading
Babylon for centuries was the political, cultural and scientific center of the ancient East . the capital of the Babylonian Empire, the famous “gates of Ishtar”, “the hanging gardens of Babylon”, the ziggurat “Etemenanki” – “the tower of Babel”.
Babylon was the capital of the scientific, world-famous for his unique expertise in astrology, geometry, geography, navigation, and cuneiform.
According To Herodotus . visited Babylon about the middle of V century BC, the city stretched along both banks of the Euphrates as a huge quadrangle. Two rows of the Babylonian wall had a length of about 90 kilometers.
In the early 1900’s the German expedition of archaeologist Robert Koldewey discovered a third belt of the Babylonian wall. His thick, they are not inferior to the walls of the Assyrian Dur Sharrukin . If all the bricks of the walls to pull in one line, it would have girded the globe at the equator 12 – 15 times. Continue reading
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