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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

Templars and Gothic

World history – the knights Templar and the Gothic…

Very nice post, revealing the story of a few Templars from a different perspective. About the real history of the Templars can be read here: the knights Templar destroyed Jewish on the island.

Some 80 cathedrals and 70 smaller churches appeared in Europe in the Gothic epoch. Given that each of them were built dozens of years, all of them were created at the same time, you find yourself wondering: who has developed a new architecture? Who raised so many masters? Who filled the Gothic temples of the most complicated symbols? Finally, whose money they were constructed, because not all cities have the means to even repair the walls? In medieval Europe there was only one organization capable of such, – the order of the Temple, the Templars…

It is considered that the order was founded in 1118 in the Holy Land in Jerusalem, where with a noble mission to protect the pilgrims arrived the first nine knights. In the history of the order, from the first days of its existence, more questions than answers, and it has always given rise to speculation and legends. The first nine years after gaining fame, honor, and respect in the Holy Land, the Templars took the order of a single new member, and their primary military duty was accompanied by a mysterious work they were in the cellars of the legendary Temple of Solomon, which gave the name to the order. The results of the search exceeded all expectations and allowed the formal establishment of the organization, economic, military, political Continue reading

Under the Stonehenge was found a more ancient structures

Under the Stonehenge was found a more ancient structures

Archaeologists have provided a detailed map of the earth’s surface under Stonehenge and the area around it, revealing previously unknown objects.

For mapping, the researchers used various tools, with which they managed to get an image of a three-meter thick layers of earth in high resolution.

According to the preliminary results, the well-known ancient monument was not the only one. Next was another 17 sites.

A detailed analysis of the data obtained in the near future will shed light on how varied the landscape of Stonehenge.

One of the main surprises for archaeologists was the discovery of traces of about 60 stones, or obelisks, which were “super henges” length of a mile. His footprints previously found in the neighbouring Durrington-uolls.

“The last four years we have been studying this amazing monument to see that he was surrounded by,” he said during a speech at the British science festival, head of project Vincent Gaffney of the University of Birmingham.

“What landscape?”

Most of the land around Stonehenge earlier in this way has not been investigated. Gaffney said that the key question was: “whether it Was a secluded place, where can come only to the select few?”.

The team is composed of a three-dimensional map covering 12 square kilometres, indicates, Continue reading

The Royal portal of the Cathedral Shatskogo
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What to see in Prague
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The Gothic Cathedral of Notre Dame in Lausanne
The Gothic Cathedral of Notre Dame in Lausanne The old city of Lausanne holds the churches and cathedrals built in the middle ages, such as the famous Notre Dame Cathedral.…

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