Great buildings of antiquity

A series of programs about the greatest structures of the past millennia. Getting acquainted in detail with the most interesting Superiormente ancient times, learn about the historical events that created these masterpieces of architecture of the cruel struggle for power, human tragedies and obstacles that had to overcome the ancient architects.

It stands for 800 years. As a Testament to the brilliant engineering of the middle ages and shows the world what we’ve accomplished Gothic architecture. But this ancient supersolution lies a terrible story of human weakness, hypocrisy, destruction and violence, the instruments of struggle for power between the European aristocrats and the Catholic Church.

Arena sand and blood, are the great gladiators fought to the death in its greatest performance. The greatest amphitheater of the ancient world embodies the genius of Roman engineers, but it is a much more powerful means of control over the population and the reason for the proclamation of the Roman greatness in the world. The Emperor-Caesars, the history of the Colosseum the same brutal and bloody, as the events occurring in it.

Once in travestimento seven wonders of the world, seven monuments of human ingenuity, but one after another, these civilizations have collapsed and miracles turned to dust, lost in the Sands of time. All except one. The great pyramid of Giza, which is 4.5 thousand years old is the only surviving ancient wonder of the world and the oldest. Around the pyramid there were many myths, but the real story is the story of triumph despite insurmountable obstacles, outstanding human skills and an unquenchable thirst for one person to live forever.

In 1666, in London, thousands of people fled from the fire, devouring the great Cathedral. Fire destroys this monument. But a new miracle of architecture rises from the ashes and will rise above one of the richest cities in the world. The first and largest Protestant Cathedral, it will be unchanged part of the London landscape. The construction of a huge dome will become the architect of his life.

A precious stone, lost in the Arabian desert, one of the most mysterious of ancient cities. At the entrance to the city rises a masterpiece of architecture El-Khazneh. Immortalised in Hollywood films, this structure cut into the rock for almost 20 centuries ago, but today researchers are still stunning architectural monuments behind El-Khazneh and the traces of the people of the desert, created the city.

On the distant mountain range, located high in the Peruvian Andes, are the ruins of the ancient city. 600 years they stood under the pressure of heavy rains and mudslides. The city consists of thousands of stones weighing up to 20 tons, fitted tightly to each other. Each stone has been processed and installed using only human hands and primitive tools. Built by the will of the ambitious Emperor, this city is a glorious legacy of the Empire of the Americas. This is Machu Picchu, a city born of war and victory.

Cambodian city of Angkor, impressive in scale complex of stone temples have been left by people over 500 years ago. The jewel of the city, its largest temple of Angkor Wat – a giant stone map of the universe and one of the most remarkable creations of mankind.

The excavations and the study of unique megalithic monuments
Participants Isetsky archeological group of the Institute of history and archaeology, Ural branch of RAS under the leadership of Valentina Viktorova has begun to explore one of the most mysterious…

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Legendary building
Porcelain pagoda Porcelain pagoda is not extant Buddhist temple in Nanjing, China. The temple was built in 1412 to 1422, when Nanjing was the capital of the Chinese Ming dynasty,…

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The most ancient structures in the world
PERSIA. THE ANCIENT CIVILIZATION. Persia is the ancient name of the country in southwest Asia, which since 1935 has been officially called Iran. First used both names, and today the…

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