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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 bordered at that time with the Northern areas of China, the Khitan and Jurchens respectively.

North China plain is a vast flat base, without mountains or rivers that could be used when defending from attacks from the North. In such circumstances, the weaker the dynasty Dream has managed to survive over such a long period of time?

Ancient military tunnels in Yongqing

In the summer of 1948, the village of Yongqing Hebei region experienced a major flood that rapidly flooded the town. The villagers fled for their lives, as soon as heard the buzz of the water flow. But suddenly the main channel of the flood is rejected, and in the near future the level of flooding is greatly reduced. Continue reading

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 important in the history of Rome’s victory over Tarquinia Proud, the last Roman king. Since ancient times thought of the Dioscuri, patrons of sailors and soldiers who were in the storms and battles to help and very quickly brought the news of the victory. According to a legend, the Dioscuri had helped to banish the cruel tyrant of Rome and to change the form of government Republican.

The Temple Of The Dioscuri. The altar and the source of Juturna

The Temple Of Saturn

One of the most ancient religious buildings of Ancient Rome, who were lucky enough to survive to the present day, is considered the temple of Saturn. Its ruins can be seen in the Roman Forum. Saturn — the God of earth and fertility, in ancient times was particularly revered by the Romans, he erected temples, and his name was called new town. According to legend, in ancient times Italy was called Stornoway the ground. Continue reading

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You are about to see became a symbol throughout Spain the beautiful Cathedral of the Holy family or Sagrada Familia , is a creation of genius architect Antonio Gaudi. The construction of this unique building started in 1882 and is still ongoing. It should be emphasized that funding of the construction at the expense of private donations and the sale of excursion tickets.

According to the project of Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi (1852-1926), the Cathedral to have three facade — South facade of the passion of Christ, the Glory of the East facade, the North facade of the Nativity of Christ and eighteen towers. Twelve of them, in height from 98 to 112 m dedicated to the apostles. Four more tower height of 120 m symbolize the evangelists — Luke, Matthew, John and Mark. These towers will be located around 170-meter tower of Jesus Christ, surmounted by a giant cross. Just below is the bell tower of the virgin Mary. According to experts, the construction will be completed by 2026. However have not finished the Cathedral has become one of the symbols of Barcelona and a UNESCO world heritage site. Continue reading

Books about ancient times

Scientists and archaeologists persistently assure us that they know all about our origin and history. In truth, it is not so. Every year it opens new facts that expand incredibly familiar, cozy, but very narrow limits of the modern world.

New book by Michael Baigent, author of numerous bestsellers, forces us to reconsider established notions of evolution, the Dating of the first man, the timing of construction of the Egyptian pyramids and much more. His sensational theory radically changes the conventional view of antiquity and offers a solution 12 of the most inexplicable mysteries of our civilization.

The famous Swiss researcher of the archaeological phenomena Erich von Daniken, the author of eighteen best-selling books, translated into 28 languages, believes that thousands of years ago on Earth landed alien creatures that ancient people believed gods. Continue reading

The most dangerous buildings of the world

1. The hanging temple, China

The hanging temple or hanging monastery is situated on a cliff with a height of about 75 meters in the area of mount Heng in Shanxi province. The structure was built during the Northern Wei dynasty (386-557) and has a history of over 1400 years.

2. Castle Lichtenstein, Germany

Lichtenstein castle is situated on a cliff in the Swabian Alps, Baden-württemberg, Germany, at an altitude of 817 metres. Historically, there was located the old castle, but it collapsed after damage during the war in 1311 and was restored by Duke Wilhelm Urach in 1840-1842. Continue reading

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Unusual houses of the world
In the modern world is not too difficult to go somewhere on vacation. The problem is a question of where to go? All of course different ideas about the rest.…

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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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The most mysterious places of the Samara
Unsolved mysteries emanates from abandoned cemeteries, churches and bunkers. Even more warmed up interest and imagination of the legend, which tells about the events in these places. In Samara do…

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