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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

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 site were only s year, so the hill the penalty-Tobe became exhibit relatively recently, when, in this mysterious place, it was decided to create a unique Museum under the open sky, available visiting the Crimea tour.

During the tour of the ancient city-Museum we can visualize tradition, culture and life of the ancient Scythian tribes living side by side with the enlightened Greek colonizers. Such cooperation between the two Nations has given rise to a certain commonality of culture, which is most clearly manifested in the objects of everyday life, and many conflicts. Among the most attractive sights of the hill of Kara-Tobe – preserved ruins of the once powerful ancient fortress Eupatorion, founded in the year 110 BC. Continue reading

One of the most mysterious places on the planet

Contrary to the laws of physics and common sense. In Moldova there is a place, which otherwise as anomalous will not name. There car parked in neutral gear, going uphill. On an inclined plane upwards water flows.

Believe my eyes even harder – drivers are struggling to catch up with their same vehicle. Parked cars against the law of gravity is also going up on the hill!

“Of course, amazing. What is this, what is the reason, how to explain it – I don’t know, let the scientists think like this,” said a tourist from the suburbs Nicholas Noise.

A little experiment. On this stretch of road there is a slight rise – about one and a half-two degrees. Continue reading

Masters and Finials
Historical excursions Masters and Finials (construction of Gothic cathedrals in Western Europe) - What are you doing? - addressed to the masters of the stranger. - Hew the stone, that…

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10 most beautiful places in Spain
From the Northern mountains to the hot Seville and a distant Canary Islands: places to visit, in order to more fully encompass the magnificence of Sunny Spain. 1. Pueblos Blancos,…

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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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