Your world is filled with structures that have stood the test of time. That give character to the cities and landscapes in which they’re located. That are visited by millions of people each year. And that capture our wonder for the marvels of engineering innovation and progress.
But while structures such as the Giza pyramids, Brunelleschi’s dome, and the Brooklyn Bridge are visual spectacles in and of themselves, they are just as important for the way they were designed as for the way they look. These and other structural masterpieces were, first and foremost, novel creations born from the most progressive engineering concepts and tools of their day. They represent uniquely effective solutions to perplexing structural concerns. And they serve as landmark moments in the millennia-long history
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Mysteries of ancient civilizations excite the minds of hundreds of researchers around the world. Moreover, in the past history of peoples, has left us with dozens of buildings to explore. The oldest surviving man-made structures date back to the fourth Millennium BC.
In our current top ten contains the most ancient buildings on Earth . of interest, both to scientists and tourists, with pleasure visiting historical and architectural monuments.
10. Caucasian Dolmens, Russia.
These stone tombs are found on the territory of Krasnodar Krai, Adygea, Stavropol region and Abkhazia. Built most of these structures at the end of the third Millennium BC. Scientists know of about 3 thousand dolmens in the Caucasus. Unfortunately, many of them suffered greatly from vandals and natural impacts. Almost all dolmens access free, they are not fenced and, alas, were not guarded.
9. Keviczky tomb, Sweden.
This structure was built on the territory of modern Sweden more than 3 000 years ago. Long time local farmers used the ancient stones for their own needs, until in 1748’t started the scientific study of the object. Today Keviczky the tomb is open to visitors. Continue reading
Very interesting archaeological wonder is located in southern Evia . this 25 famous huge constructions called Drakospita (‘dragon house’). They are always located on steep slopes, towering above the terrain and is built of huge limestone blocks with pyramidal roof: the opposite walls converge, and the boards stacked on top of each other, each of which protrudes over the lower. Among other architectural features – monolithic jambs and lintels and projecting stone shelves from the walls.
There are many theories that explain who, when, how and why they built the dragon dwelling. Some claim that this ancient sanctuary of Zeus, Hera or Hercules. Others believe that it could be guard posts or protective facilities, and even shelters for lumberjacks. Whatever the truth, their Grand size and method of construction constitute an amazing mystery!
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Most impressive of all the dragon houses of Evia is the structure located on mount Ochi at a height of 1389 metres, just above the village of Karystos. The amazing thing is that they have not used any of the connecting material, and a huge plate decorated with a decorative carving and fit exactly to each other. Continue reading