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Fortresses and architectural constructions of antiquity

For those who are over forty, this place is very well known. Perhaps even too well. Not the architectural features of the ancient fortress, and a unique collection of trees in the castle Park attracted the boys of the sixties and seventies of the twentieth century. The ground was literally Packed with the bones of the WWII soldiers and their weapons. Tons of TNT and hundreds of barrels then moved from Balga in the Kaliningrad apartment. Rare the kid didn’t keep in those days under the sofa “faustpatron” or “Schmeisser”, dug on the Balga. The ancient history of the castle in those years, we were interested in smaller than small arms. Meanwhile, this story is so eventful, that there are volumes of research dedicated to the castle Balga.

The Prussians called it Honed. The exact year when the Bay was constructed this fortification, now it is impossible to determine. According to legend the castle was set in the sixth century the legendary founder of the Prussian state, king Wideout. We cannot reject this version, neither confirm. Continue reading

Gothic house

In October they’ll finish the “Gothic house” at Izmaylovsky prospect, 16, and suhomlinova the house on the corner of Yegorova and 5-th Krasnoarmeiskaya. For the sake of restoration of their facades in Companies limited movement.

In October they’ll finish the “Gothic house” at Izmaylovsky prospect, 16, and suhomlinova the house on the corner of Yegorova and 5-th Krasnoarmeiskaya. For the sake of restoration of their facades in Companies limited movement.

The apartment house has three Suhomlinova Egorova street, 18, 5-ya Krasnoarmeyskaya, 12-14, and 6-ya Krasnoarmeyskaya, 9 to 11. The building was built in 1825 by the architect Vasily Mochalskogo, in 1873-1874, the architect Edward Kruger has rebuilt and enlarged the house, and in 1911-1912-m Sergey ginger had another reconstruction of the building. Continue reading

Don discovered at Stonehenge

Don land keeps many secrets. We have such places that go to the most incredible legends. Some of them are real mysteries for researchers.

Ten years ago in the don steppe, 120 kilometers from Rostov, were found huge standing stones, vaguely reminiscent of their British location of an ancient temple of the Sun – Stonehenge. The discovery was immediately dubbed the don Stonehenge, and a place where there are rocks, Valley of stones.

However, unlike the British facilities don does not consist of stone circles (blocks, topped by cross-stones) and large upright standing stones, called menhirs. According to the results of geological expertise, the age of the rocks a minimum of 7 thousand years BC So the don megaliths much of ancient British and other well-known nowadays. And, according to the researchers, it even suggests that the megalithic culture originated in the don by going later in the Scythian tradition of making stone sculptures. Continue reading

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