Fortifications of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania
The tradition of the construction of defensive military installations, fortifications in Europe has for many hundreds of years. The first stone of the tower, but rather wood with a high…

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The interior of Reims Cathedral
Gothic architecture — the period of development of Western European and Central European architecture, appropriate Mature and late middle Ages (late twelfth to early sixteenth century). Gothic architecture replaced the…

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Tours to the most mysterious places of Russia

In Russia a huge number of places, covered with legends magic or dark mysticism. How they call it: “places of power”, anomalous zones… Some of them are so difficult that the path to him becomes a real adventure.

Especially rich in mysterious objects the European North of Russia. Researchers often associate them with the ancient civilization of Hyperborea. In the summer, to look for traces of the mother of world culture tourists are invited into the heart of the Kola Peninsula, while Hiking in the Lovozero tundra. Here on the shores of lake seydozero, which the Saami consider sacred and the dwelling place of evil spirits, researchers in 1997 were found cyclopean ruins, the remains of an ancient Observatory, and many other artifacts. Travelers particularly impressive 70-meter figure of a giant of Covey, inexplicably printed on high rock. An eight-day trekking on the Kola Peninsula to the Seydozero will require good physical shape, since it is held in quite dynamic pace.

Not smaller interest is represented and mount Vottovaara, located in neighbouring Karelia, in the middle of nowhere that you can reach it only during the jeep tour. Vottovaara — the highest point of the West Karelian upland— 417,1 m. the mountain is Located in 350 kilometers from the capital of Karelia, city of Petrozavodsk, in the Muezersky district. Famous Vottovaara lots of different single stones (including standing on the smaller rocks), called seita, and clusters of boulders, stone staircases and a peculiar form of vegetation: Continue reading

In the Syrian desert discovered mysterious structures

Robert Mason of the Royal Ontario Museum (Canada) discovered in Syria, a mysterious stone circles and other features of the landscape that look as if they created people.

“They don’t have impressive size, as some of the megaliths, but they are clearly deliberately aligned, and therefore very interesting,” — said the archaeologist who first stumbled on them in 2009 near the monastery of Deir Mar Musa (Saint. Moses the Abyssinian), which is approximately 80 km North of Damascus.

A pile of stones (stage construction) and stone circle (here and below the photo of Robert Mason).

Alas, the tense situation in Syria have hindered excavation. A preliminary analysis of fragments of stone tools, are scattered in this area, put this date in their Neolithic and early bronze age of 6-10 thousand years ago.

According to Mr. Mason, the stones are positioned to stand out amid the empty landscape. Nearby there is nothing that would indicate a settlement. This is unusual, because the Neolithic people, as a rule, buried the dead and Continue reading

Mysterious structures

In the old days, when in kindergartens virgins were not only waspada nanny, right on the shore stood and worked Vitebsk furniture factory, whose remains You confused with the ancient Simboloj, namely forty years ago, these remains were originally built as a kind of springboard on which to barges dumped the waste production, but it was not long. Then they took out the railroad, but for some reason, I don’t know. There’s even ten years ago there were three small islets on which could fit a few people for fishing (because of a difference in bottom topography and sunken logs there were plenty of pike). As for the remains of the right side of the beach, they are built for the needs of Kim for not crumbled the shore for in the place where the two photos you can see kruglosutochnye (in the lane language the Fifth utility – Tonneau) for the needs of factories get water for the dyeing workshop. In ancient times, when at the mill the elder was Baseco people from port sailed on barges and specially there was cleaning the bottom, so the depth was 5 to 6 metres and we dived her head and wasn’t afraid to stick to the bottom). Now everything has gone down in history as the USSR and these two factories. Continue reading

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