Prehistoric miracle or how to begin the history of architecture
Tess d’Erbervill killed her seducer. She runs to Angel Clare. The clouds seemed to be hovering over his head, it was dark. In the dark, they nearly ran into some giant structure. Single colonies were completely alone, others were connected with stone slabs, and the majority was on the ground.
Thomas Hardy led the heroes of his famous novel to the ruins of Stonehenge – an ancient mysterious buildings, located not far from London.
Traveling letom 1882 in Brittany, Maupassant saw a field dotted with stones of Karnak. The stones seemed to be alive, “the giant, the tiny, square, oblong, flat, like skinny or big-bellied body. Among them are lost.” This is also a mysterious constructions of the Stone Age, only in France.
Megaliths (translated as “big rocks” or, more precisely, “the construction of large stones”) are scattered over a huge area of our planet, all over the world except Australia. They can be seen in England, France, Denmark, Spain, Greece, Asia Minor, Palestine, East and North Africa, India, Indonesia, Laos, Burma, China, Korea and Japan. They are found mainly in the coastal areas. They can be seen in the Caucasus, in Abkhazia. Once they have been widely distributed in the Kuban. They were erected in the time of the Chalcolithic and Bronze Age, in the III – II millennium BC, in some Continue reading
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Mysterious plate Baalbek
The largest Roman temple ever built is in ruins, but not in Greece or Rome, and in the ancient city of Baalbek, Lebanon (the city of Baal).
The great temple of Jupiter is part of a temple complex.
Matter of the elements of the structure: huge and very heavy-plate platform twenty meters marble columns, carved out of an unknown that way. It seems that the construction work or apply the magic of the giants.
The temple was destroyed during the reign of the Byzantine Emperor Theodosius.
Despite its beauty, the ruins of Baalbek is rarely visited by tourists over the past decades due to the war, so this is a magnificent place to avoid strong looting.
Nobody knows what made this place so special to the Romans, which prompted them to build such a huge structure.
Easter Island also known as Rapa Nui and Isla de Pascua, is a Polynesian island in the southeastern Pacific. He became known for his monumental statues that were created by the Rapanui people.
The statues, called moai so, were part of the cult of ancestor worship settlers of the island and were built between 1250 and 1500 BC
The heaviest statue weighs about 86 tons and argues that such work was a real Continue reading
In the second Millennium BC after the city’s Indo-Gangetic plain are in decline, highly developed and standardized art, the basis of which was a brick, gave way to the Vedic period with its nameless pastoral settlements, built of clay, cane, bambalacha and other species of trees growing in the valleys of the rivers Saraswati and Ganga. Although we do not have samples of structures of the Vedic period, it is possible to judge according to the works of Buddhist sculptors. They were often depicted some episodes of the life of the Buddha in the architectural masonry of this period.
Borobudur and Prambanan temples of Indonesia
Borobudur – Buddhist stupa and associated temple complex tradition of Mahayana Buddhism. It is the largest Buddhist monument on Earth. Borobudur is located on the island of Java in Indonesia Central Java province, 40 km Northwest of Yogyakarta. The name may derive from the Sanskrit “Vihara Buddha Ur”, which translates to “a Buddhist temple on the mountain”. Borobudur is built as a huge stupa, which is made in the shape of a giant mandala. The Foundation of the stupa square with a side of 118 m. At the stupa there are eight tiers, five lower – square, and top three – round. This mandala Continue reading