Among other merits before history, the Maltese archipelago is world famous for the fact that the most ancient man-made structures on Earth are located here. This is the megalithic temples .
The person who first confronted with such prehistoric monuments, raises a number of questions: what is the churches, how many are they, where are they located, what purpose was built? Let’s start with the basics, what is the megalith at all? In fact, it is every religious building of the huge raw or semi-processed stone blocks, which include dolmens (funerary box, covered with a massive flat slab), and menhirs (single standing stones) and cromlechs (circular fence) . Maltese megaliths are dolmens . The most famous stone circles on the planet are Stonehenge (England) and Carnac (France, not to be confused with Egyptian temple complex), but the construction of the ancient Maltese, in addition, they are distinguished “accuracy” – more than twenty temple complexes located on the territory, comparable to a small European city.
What they have in common? – the material, design features (e.g., login form), in many cases, and similar architectural form, resembling the petals of a flower. Some temples are rather primitive, probably not all the details have survived, and others have specific Continue reading
In the Chelyabinsk region discovered ancient megalithic structure
On a mysterious discovery the researchers stumbled close to one of the most popular tourist spots of the southern Urals.
Design of multi-ton stones found near Aleksandrovskaya Sopka, here every summer thousands of tourists. No one noticed the oddity. Paleoarchaeology Vladimir Yurin stumbled upon Seid in 2009. But still the information about it does not extend beyond the narrow circle of researchers.
— Almost no one knows, but in the vicinity of the city found an interesting sight, — the correspondent Sergey Averchenko. Is an ancient megalithic structure Seid. It is a large boulder set on small stones stand. Many times I was on the hill, and was not paying attention! Recently decided to show it to the guys from the group “Youth for Sober Chrysostom”. Despite the sleet, went and made the first pictures of the finds.
A flat stone the size of a small car standing on three short supports. Imagine what this could do nature is very difficult. But at the same time can not believe that someone could move this boulder without a crane. It is believed that such structures are used for ritual purposes. However, scientists know little about the creators of such Continue reading
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 ancient Romans were called Goths, the barbarian tribes, which invaded the state from the North. In the end I got the derisive term “barbarian architecture” Gothic, though in fact Gothic as the architectural style is striking and admired the modern and discerning audience.
For a long time people called Gothic all the elements of the art of the middle ages. Only in the late fourteenth century it was fully recognized the original art style. Roman the period covering the early middle ages, gradually gave way to Gothic, combining gilding, bright color, shining stained-glass Windows, Symphony of light transfusion, and the expression of its characteristic spires on the tops of buildings.
The inspiration of the masters of the Gothic style in architecture were the Christian worldview, Roman architecture, traditions of ancient culture, portrait miniatures, writing Latin and Romano-Celtic art crafts. A positive impact on the rapid development of style has had a rapid increase of European trade and the increase in the number of cities.
The number of cities increased and their leaders Continue reading