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Mariupol Underground

Occam’s razor in action

To my utter surprise, it turned out that the rumors about the dungeon (or rather most of them) has arisen not on an empty place. Although the information in them is often distorted beyond recognition – they’re based on real facts.

By a happy coincidence, we can even specify the exact date of the beginning of the study “underground” theme of Mariupol. It happened September 1, 1928, when the employee of Museum of local lore Peter Mitrofanovich of Pinevich were called to the corner of Karl Marx and a Small Garden. Working, cleared a ditch for a water pipe, found some mysterious underground passage. Inspecting and questioning the local old people the situation is not clarified. I note that Pinevich was not able to deal with this underground structure. Concluding his report he makes the assumption that the course could be dug by the Cossacks or the Turks .

Described by Pinevich the course really stands out among other well-known dungeons in the city. We will consider in the third part of this article.

Of particular surge of interest in Mariupol dungeons observed in recent years. Recent publications the most informative article should be called N. Skrypnyk “Catacombs near Mariupol. Do they exist?” The author has led quite a lot of evidence about the tunnels. Taken together, these facts convince us of the reality of the existence of such phenomenon. Continue reading

The Gothic churches of Ukraine

I’m always impressed by the huge pomp of Gothic cathedrals, temples and churches; all these sharp items, bending, steeples give the building something of the mystic and slowest. Even before you get inside the Church, near the entrance time to feel its greatness and pressure on his person. And organ music paired with a well-equipped acoustics, just hypnotize a person and made to feel his insignificance before the Almighty!

For some wonders need to go thousands of miles away, others are at our feet. but we do not notice them! Now, I represent to your attention the most beautiful buildings in Gothic and neo-Gothic style on the territory of Ukraine. You do realize that prior to the Gothic of Germany and the Czech Republic them away, but to see and admire.

1. The Church of St. Stanislaus (Chortkiv)

Address: St. Shevchenko, 2

First beauty, of course, the Church. Stanislav, that’s why he was in the top 15 of the architectural masterpieces of Ukraine. Dominican Church – it is a bright representative of the Gothic revival style, built in the early XX century, was once part of the defense complex of the city. In our category it is, of course, “the King of Gothic of Ukraine”.

2. The Church Of St. Olga Continue reading

Gothic mysteries of Koenigsberg

Gothic mysteries of Koenigsberg

The accident caused the Kaliningrad archaeologists to sensation. During the exploration of the ruins of the Royal castle, they discovered an underground tunnel, built in the early XIV century. Such a large-scale medieval buildings on the territory of Russia to discover yet succeeded. Where does the secret tunnel? And many mysteries of its Gothic arches?

Gothic medieval underground passage discovered in the heart of Kaliningrad. It came across archaeologists who studied ruins of ancient Royal castle. Scientists call the find unique. Such medieval buildings previously never been found in Russia.

Medieval underground passage leading to the river was Amazing and, according to archaeologists, goes deep into the earth. The way out is most likely in one of the halls of the Cathedral on Kant island. A secret tunnel, according to experts, was built in the early XIV century by order of the Prussian king.

“This could be the move that led from the Royal castle towards the Cathedral. He could have arranged for safe messages to the main temple to the ruling dynasty could move out of the castle,” suggests archaeologist Anatoly Valuev.

It is noticeable that at a later time, the tunnel has been repeatedly restored. It was equipped with fasteners for electrical wires and water pipe for pumping water. Probably strengthened it for a reason.

During the war the castle was kept Continue reading

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