Gothic society: morphology of a nightmare
In pure lines of the Gothic cathedrals, imbued with a radiant light stained glass unquenchable and wise, the thought itself skyward, mesmerized by the majestic harmony of European culture. Like…

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The most famous Triumphal arches of the world
August 30 (17 on old style) in 1829 in Moscow was founded one of the most famous stone Triumphal arches . This arch was supposed to replace wood, built at…

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The most ancient buildings on Earth

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

Mysterious dragon houses of Evia

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!

Drakospita mountains Oxx

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

The megalithic temples of Malta: the oldest megaliths in history

Fast forward to the Maltese archipelago. One of the favorite places for tourists has long been considered a place of historic significance. Here are some of the most ancient mysterious megalithic structures of mankind – the megalithic temples of Malta and Gozo.

Amazing the age of the buildings

The true history of the local ancient inhabitants currently unknown. It is impossible to say who exactly they were, what purpose did it travel to the Islands, but the construction of these skilled craftsmen are still standing today.

Scientists believe that the origins of the civilization of the Maltese builders takes about 7000 years ago. For the most part it was a Neolithic culture – all the buildings made of stone. But about total isolation of the residents say no, it is believed that they had developed trade relations with the European part, in particular with Italy. Continue reading