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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

In the highest pyramid of Mexico found the remains of the ancient sacrifices

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

The Temple of Druids in Yorkshire

In 20-ies of the XIX century, a rich landowner and landowner William Danby was built Druid temple . The building is really impressive, and in the imagination of the visitor invokes the image of a huge megalithic structure, in its mystery and size equal to Stonehenge. Enlightened industrialist imbued with the mysticism of the druids, and to give local residents during the period of unemployment of at least some earnings, have created strange architectural structure .

Each employee engaged on the construction of Danby was paid one shilling a day, which at the time was quite a good wage. The building was intended for some old drawings and was made in the statement of the landlord an exact copy of the once existing temple of the druids. The location of the landmark, is in Britain, in the County of Yorkshire, near the small village of Leighton . Continue reading

Nature in architecture
Architecture with birth carries the idea of domination over the native environment. The first extant building type of the stone age, which counts the time history of architecture, — menhirs,…

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Underground great wall
"Great underground wall" The ancient history of China dynasty tells the story of a Northern Son (, 960-1127 ad), resisted for 200 years the dynasties Liao and Jin, which were…

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The ancient settlement of Kara
Between Evpatoria and Crimea resort Saki is the majestic hill of Kara-Tobe, where was located the ancient Greek-Scythian settlement, excavated and restored to life by professional archaeologists. Excavations on this…

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