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The original beacons of the world

The original beacons of the world

The oldest lighthouse known history of Alexandria, or Faroese, tower. It was built in the year 283 BC on the island of Pharos, at the mouth of the river Nile, in Egypt, at the entrance to Alexandria harbour. The tower had a height of over 160 meters. At night on top of a bonfire that was visible for miles. The lighthouse of Alexandria was one of the seven wonders of the world, but in the year 317 was destroyed… ever Since then, architects from around the world have built many lighthouses, but most of it is hardly worthy of the title “wonder of the world”. Except for these

In the village Malorechenskoye in 2007 opened the temple-a beacon to the glory of St. Nicholas. The temple is the highest in the Crimea, its height is 65 meters…In the design of the temple used ship anchors and anchor chains, under the main cross, inside the gilded ball that symbolizes planet Earth, set lighthouse lantern. “The lighthouse is not yet included in the ship’s sailing, but we hope that this issue will be resolved,” says architect Anatoly Gaydamaka, who led the construction of the Church

Irbe lighthouse on radioisotope thermoelectric generator is one of the biggest lighthouses built in 1985 in the district banks St. Michael and the Irbe Strait of the Baltic sea. The height of the tower of the lighthouse from sea level and 38.5 metres from the surface of the bottom of the sea is about 50 m. power the instrument g the bottom of the underwater part of the tower are three isotope Continue reading

Underground labyrinths of ancient Alexandria

Underground labyrinths of ancient Alexandria.

Rumors about the basements connected by tunnels under the hotel Bristol, the hotel Solomon, Treasury, and under Nicholas Church, which stood on the site of the 2nd school, came to us long ago.

For a long time we thought it was just a rumor. Moreover, to check them seemed impossible. After all, the hotel Bristol, pochivshaya as the 5th school, stood at the intersection of these hypothetical tunnels. And when it was demolished, the basements, which I remember very well, fell asleep. And, surely, after all the underground passages and tunnels were blocked.

So we thought until recently. While entering the former of Solomon. The spectacle is certainly depressing. To turn, the once luxurious building in the ruins, it should be able to! From the former luxury was only hints and traces. But it is enough to admire the artisans of the 19th century.

We climbed all the nooks and dead ends. It was clear that in some places the stonework is different from the original, but to break down these ancient walls, no one would have allowed it. In one place we have quietly tried to do it, it is very flimsy and we found walls. But the result did just a hole in a dull room, like a closet. Why laid the pass, we now hardly know. We were about to wrap up its search operation, but we helped the case. Not even that. Helped melt water. Our attention was drawn to Continue reading

Ancient structures

How to see the most mysterious ancient structures.

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“There are always things to … what did not dream our wise men!”. Do you agree that this phrase is relevant at all times? Despite the Hyper-speed, breakneck technical innovations, globalization, information flows are crazy, the world holds many mysteries, and scientists of today often can not afford to unravel the secrets of the past. What to speak about simple inhabitants? We have only admiration to primitivity but build a naive hypothesis.

For example, on how the pyramids were built, what purpose is pursued by the creators of Stonehenge (England), who actually portrayed the statues on Easter island? Hypermasculine monuments, mysteriously erected a wall or carved in a monolithic rock mystical signs excite the imagination. Digital report in such cases is just shocking. Imagine: the same known to most figures (though, without hands, without feet) on Easter island weigh on average 10-20 tons! And the biggest of them 100 tons, height more than 20 meters!

But this is the most popular historical “blocks-rubiki”, it is unclear how and by whom composed. To get the ancient energy and to feel the power of the ancestors, you can go in, say, Peru. Here in Cusco has preserved amazing fortress Saccoman (by guesswork, and even the temple Continue reading

Gothic style in architecture
Gothic style in architecture Replaced the Romanesque style in Western Europe came the Gothic style in architecture and dominated in these areas from the 13th to the 15th century. The…

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GOTHIC ART
A new word in the art of the Western middle ages was spoken in France in the mid-twelfth century. Contemporaries called innovation "the French style", the descendants began to be…

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Mysteries of ancient civilizations
We were visited by aliens or not? Indisputable evidence of such visits has not been found yet. But indirect... ON EARTH there are several places — Egypt, Mesopotamia, India, China,…

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