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Prehistoric wonder

Prehistoric miracle or how to begin the history of architecture
Thomas Hardy
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

8 ancient sites of Egypt

8 ancient places of Egypt which are must see

Once a huge and powerful civilization of Egypt has preserved many ancient, awe inspiring, and awe. The fact that all these sites, structures and buildings were constructed many centuries ago, but some incredibly fantastic way of using basic tools makes them even more striking. Did ancient Egyptians knew something I didn’t know even the modern architects with their latest inventions and techniques?

Let’s embark on a virtual journey through the most incredible and amazing places of Egypt, which survived for many centuries and to this day amaze and delight the eyes of locals and millions of tourists.

1. The Giza Necropolis

Pyramids are not only one of the most symbolic and recognizable places of Egypt and the last remaining on earth a Miracle of the Ancient World. Located not too far from the capital of Egypt, Cairo, the pyramids of Giza are one of the most visited attractions in the world, though there are only 3 of the 138 that exist across the country. But among them is one, the highest pyramid of Egypt, the great Pyramid of Cheops (Khufu), also known as the Great Pyramid, 140 meters in height. It is anticipated that the construction of the pyramid of Cheops is not only the Continue reading

Baalbek

Baalbek – abandoned spaceport ancient or unfinished?

In Lebanon, near the Syrian border, is one of the most enigmatic ancient structures on the planet – Baalbek temple complex. Once it was one of the most sacred places on Earth and one of the wonders of the ancient world, while wars and earthquakes are not deprived of Baalbek former greatness and plunged him into oblivion.

But today this enormous building is impressive by the world’s largest temple with columns and stone blocks, the largest in the world the stairs, unknown building technologies and its destination a mystery.

Antediluvian miracle

The legend about the creation of this megalithic constructions lead us back to the times before the flood, and the largest blocks of the platform said that they were here forever and the builders of the Church used them.

According to researchers, the history of Baalbek can be traced back to the construction of the temple of Baal (Baal) is an ancient Phoenician deity. His name is still in the name of Baalbek. After the destruction of the temple by the earthquake he was restored by the Egyptians as a temple of the Sun, and with the advent of the Greeks got Baalbek ancient name Heliopolis – city of the Sun.

In the era of the Roman Empire, the Sun temple was rebuilt in the temple of Jupiter, near to which were built the temples of Bacchus and Venus. During the Byzantine Empire pagan Continue reading

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Walls (V - VI century) - cyclopean buildings
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