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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

Mystery Babylon

Babylon for centuries was the political, cultural and scientific center of the ancient East . the capital of the Babylonian Empire, the famous “gates of Ishtar”, “the hanging gardens of Babylon”, the ziggurat “Etemenanki” – “the tower of Babel”.

Babylon was the capital of the scientific, world-famous for his unique expertise in astrology, geometry, geography, navigation, and cuneiform.

According To Herodotus . visited Babylon about the middle of V century BC, the city stretched along both banks of the Euphrates as a huge quadrangle. Two rows of the Babylonian wall had a length of about 90 kilometers.

In the early 1900’s the German expedition of archaeologist Robert Koldewey discovered a third belt of the Babylonian wall. His thick, they are not inferior to the walls of the Assyrian Dur Sharrukin . If all the bricks of the walls to pull in one line, it would have girded the globe at the equator 12 – 15 times. Continue reading

GOTHIC AND ROMANESQUE STYLE IN ARCHITECTURE

Job. Compare the “Doriphor” and “Apoxiomen”. Try to identify the difference in the embodiment of the image of the athlete in the works of polykleitos and [lisippa].

Teacher (after discussion). The famous “Apoksiomen” [lisippa] differs from ‘ Doryphoros of polykleitos more dynamic pose (think that he now changes his posture), elongated proportions. It’s two canons from different eras. Lisipp concedes old, priletevshiy the Canon of the human figure to create a new, significantly light weight. In this new head Canon is not 1/7, but only 1/8 of the total growth.

The sphere is impersonal, it is not a portrait of a particular person, and the image of a certain human type, an idealized image of the person. Heroes become much like ordinary people. 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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The most ancient churches of Rome
The Temple Of The Dioscuri The temple dedicated to the Dioscuri (sons of Jupiter), Castor and Pollux was built in the late V century BC in honor of the most…

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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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