Beautiful ancient city of Prague has many beautiful places, literally breathing with history. But one of the main attractions is the old town surface, the heart of the city, whose buildings form a whimsical palette of architectural styles.
The history of the square
In the XIV century the city built and fortified around the Prague Castle, expanded to the right Bank of the Vltava river. The history of the square goes back centuries: in 1091 on the site of the old town square was bustling Czech market. It is a beautiful place in the center of which stands the statue of Jan HUS, a Czech national hero and eloquent ideologist of the Czech reformation. Also here you can see and a visit to Tyn Church, Kinsky Palace and St. Nicolas Church.
Old Town Hall
The most famous building in the old town square, which appears in many films, is the old town hall, a remarkably well-preserved since the XIV century. Continue reading
A giant stone structure discovered at the bottom of the sea of Galilee in Israel (the sea of Galilee and lake Kinneret).
The mysterious object is of conical form, is a pile of unhewn basalt cobbles and boulders and weighs approximately 60 tons. Its height reaches almost 10 metres, a diameter of about 70 meters. For comparison: the outer circle of Stonehenge is halved; the highest of its stones below 10 meters.
Apparently, this is a huge tour, that is just a pile of stones. Such structures (much smaller scale, of course) are all over the world and sometimes mark the graves.
For the first time this structure was observed in the summer of 2003 during echolocating shooting South-Western part of the lake. Then it started divers. Upon closer inspection, it turned out that the boulders sometimes reaching a meter in length and that they piled up in complete disarray. The surface of the stones bears no tool marks or threads. In addition, there are no traces of walls or other markers delineating the boundaries of buildings. 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