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GOTHIC

GOTHIC, Gothic and neo-Gothic

 

The violla-Le-Duc (Viollet-le-Duc) eugène Emmanuel (27.1.1814, Paris, – 17.9.1879, Lausanne, Switzerland), French architect, historian and theorist of architecture. Restored a number of French Gothic cathedrals (including Notre Dame de Paris, 1845, together with J. B. Lasso), the fortifications of Carcassonne, the castle of Pierrefonds and others In historical and theoretical writings (“the Explanatory dictionary of French architecture”, 10 vols. 1854-68; “Conversations on architecture”, 2 vols. 1858-72, Rus. lane 1937-38; “Russian art”, 1877, eng. lane 1879) V. sought to identify General patterns of architecture (including the conditionality of the form design), the originality of its national schools, the nature of medieval art, the constructive achievements of Gothic architecture, the study of which stimulated the development of skeletal structures.

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The mysteries of the ancient giants

The mysteries of the ancient giants. The Megaliths Of Malta

When people talk about the megaliths, I immediately think of Stonehenge in England, Newgrange in Ireland or Carnac in France, although the most ancient megalithic structures located on a small Maltese archipelago in the Mediterranean sea. They are notable for the fact that, as a rule, are not in isolation, but form huge complexes — the cromlechs.

Calypso, who lived on Gozo island and has captured Odysseus, Roman patricians, conducted in Malta, the summer, the Apostle Paul, who converted its people to Christianity, environmental devastation, the Saracens, the crusaders, the Hospitallers, the pirates would get it later. Until then, Malta and Gozo — green Islands with countless groves and fields, including towering giant mysterious structures.

The oldest of the Maltese megaliths Ggantija is located to the North-East of the island of Gozo. It was built around 3400-3000 BC (All dates were obtained using radiocarbon Dating, but maybe someday we will find a better one, and who knows how many years then will these stone giants.)

The word of Ggantija means “huge, huge” or “giant” and very suitable to the megalith. It consists of two separate temple with different inputs, but the overall rear Continue reading

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The great wall of China
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The Gothic quarter
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