Tower of Hercules: the oldest lighthouse in the world (Spain)
World’s oldest lighthouse, built in the days of Ancient Rome, stands on a small Peninsula in the vicinity of the Spanish town of La Coruna. This structure is also known as the Tower of Hercules, and is the world’s only Roman lighthouse that is open until now. The height of the tower is 57 meters, and its silhouette, towering over the Atlantic waters has long been a symbol of the city.
The walls of the tower with the track from the outside of the spiral track
Lighthouse in Spain is valued as a historic monument of national importance, and in 2009 it even included in the list of UNESCO world heritage sites. Besides the towers, the facility also comprises a sculpture Park, an ancient Roman structure near the lighthouse, numerous rock carvings and a Muslim cemetery.
Rocky shores “edge of the earth”, as once called the Peninsula, were very dangerous for navigators, therefore, approximately in the late First or early SECOND century the Romans built a tower, designed to simplify the difficult route for ships passing. Construction was led by Continue reading
The Gates Of The Sun
The Mysterious Gate Of The Sun . along with other similar objects, are the Grand structure of the ancient city of Tiahuanaco. Today we can only guess, which meant a stone gate of solid rock.
When the Spaniards arrived in America, the Incas in response to their inquiries about the buildings of Tiahuanaco I told them about the long extinct tribe of giants. who erected this city. In addition, there is reason to believe that in this mysterious city are layered on each other a few civilizations that have lived of each other. The Spanish chronicler, Cieza de Leon testified that Indians told him about a bearded white people who were the founders of this city. I wonder what those statues really are found in this mysterious city. People with a beard is not a typical item for the local Indians.
What predstavlyali a built Tiahuanaco, so awesome seeing them? Here’s what he wrote about him, the Spanish historian, Garcilaso de La VEGA: “now Tell about the colossal structures of Tiahuanaco. … There are giant figures carved out of stone… they have suffered from the wind that speaks to their advanced age. There are walls made of stones so huge that it is difficult even to imagine how human force could have put them in their place. There are the remains of strange buildings, the most notable of which are the stone portals, Continue reading
Grand megalithic structure at Stonehenge is extant from time immemorial the mysterious monument of the past religion and science.
Stonehenge: a cosmic temple.
Grand megalithic structure at Stonehenge is extant from time immemorial the mysterious monument of the past religion and science. For our contemporaries it is a puzzle, a miracle of architecture and the embodiment of creativity in a person. So what is it? A sacred burial ground or a prehistoric Observatory? To distinguish the original shape of Stonehenge possible today, although many stones there in its place.
Mystical aura. Stonehenge is one of the most visited archaeological sites Continue reading