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Ancient Greek architecture

The legacy of ancient Greek architecture is the basis for all further development of world architecture and related monumental art. The reasons for this sustained impact of Greek architecture lie in its objective qualities: simplicity, truthfulness, clarity of the compositions, the harmoniousness and proportionality of total and forms of all parts, in plasticity organic connection of architecture and sculpture, in close unity of the architectural and aesthetic and structural-tectonic elements sooruzheniy. Ancient Greek architecture featured a full line of forms and their design bases, were a whole. Basic design — stone blocks of which the walls were laid. Columns, entablature (lying on the support column overlap) treated with different profiles, has acquired the decorative details, enriched with sculpture. The Greeks brought the processing of architectural structures and fixtures to the highest degree of perfection and refinement. These structures can be called giant works of jewelry art, in which the master was nothing minor. Continue reading

Megalithic mysteries of Baalbek

In our world, so many mysteries, that a lifetime is not enough to solve them. Moreover, there are some that hardly anyone heard it and knows.

Baalbek is a town in Lebanon, where the world’s largest (known) bricks, really used in construction. Weight about 1000 tons. The most famous of them — the southern stone.

In Baalbek in July 2014 dug up another large megaliths around 1650 tons

In the amusement Park in Switzerland even made a graphic illustration where around a small copy of this stone were placed about 20 reduced copies of modern cranes, which together could raise something like the megalith.

Here the fusion of it with the rock:

It started virability from the rock, but never finished. Concrete and nothing to do with it. 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

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Notre-Dame de Reims
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Malta - the attractions of the resort
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