Mysterious Mexican pyramid of Teotihuacan
About the famous Egyptian pyramids know everything, and many there have already visited: close to them and even inside (especially in the last fifteen years, thanks to tours). But few people remember, or may not know that in addition to the Egyptian pyramids in the world still exist pyramids of ancient Aztec and Mayan tribes, located on the territory of modern Mexico.
Even in the II – I century BC in the Americas in the center of the territory of Mesoamerica, which later became Mexico, originated the ancient city of Teotihuacan, which is inhabited by different tribes, the largest of which were the Aztecs. The city had a strategic location in the valley, which gave access to an excellent system of lakes in the Valley of Mexico, alongside a valley of Puebla and had access to the coast of Veracruz. Initially, the city occupied an area of 6 square kilometers with a population of about 10 thousand people. In later centuries, the city grew to its peak in the IV-VI centuries BC had a population of about 125 thousand people, and to the adjacent settlement of nearly 200 thousand.
From an architectural point of view, the city was a grand monumental ensemble of temples, palaces, plazas, the porch, the dais, the wide streets and avenues, stone houses with high fences, walls of temples were decorated with Continue reading
The oldest, the highest and most great sights of Kharkov
As you can often hear from the people, they do not know their city and especially many have no idea about what points of interest are hardly the peers of our city, which buildings are the highest which institutions are the most large and old?
In this article we offer a few interesting facts about the very Kharkov.
So, where should start? Probably from the old location in Kharkov.
The oldest building in the city, and at the same time one of old to this day churches in Kharkov diocese, is St. Basil’s Cathedral. A wooden Church was built five years after the founding of the city in 1659. In 1689 on the site of a wooden Church there the stone Church of the intercession — the main Shrine of the city of Kharkiv and Kharkiv region. Today the “x frames of the Holy virgin is the oldest building Slobodskoy Kray” .
But concerning the old building of Kharkiv sometimes share places of worship and public buildings. In view of this separation, the oldest building for public use is the provincial Palace, which was built in 1777, once served as the main building of Kharkiv Imperial University, and now it is the building of the Ukrainian engineering pedagogical Academy.
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The ancient Korsun and Mykolayiv military Governor
Admiral Aleksey Samuilovich Greig, the chief commander of the black sea fleet and simultaneously military Governor of Sevastopol and Nikolaev from 1816 to 1833, by religion was Lutheran. He was the first child in the family of the famous Vice-Admiral Samuil Karlovich Greig (1736-1788), hero of the battle of Cesme, a native of Scotland, who took Russian citizenship. For exceptional services of his father at birth the baby’s godparents were Catherine II and count Alexei Grigoryevich Orlov-Chesmensky. The boy was named Alexei in honor of count Orlov.
Now the center of the city of Nikolaev “decorates” the monument “to the leader of the proletariat”. Before the revolution, a magistrate of Nikolaev decided to convert Greig for his merits in the development of the city “eternal citizen”, and the townspeople in his honor put on the Cathedral square, which now “carries” the name of Lenin square, in 1873, the monument, designed by M. O. Mikeshin famous sculptor A. M. Opekushin. The monument has not survived, it was destroyed during the revolution, and a bronze bas-relief portrait of Admiral was stolen.
From 1788 to 1808 by Alex Greig served in the Russian Navy, starting his service of 13 years. Participated in anti-French Continue reading