About 17 people, including researchers from Russia, are carrying out an expedition in the Chinese province of Yunnan in the area of Alpine lake Fuxian Hu (the height of 1750 m above sea level). The aim of the expedition is the search for nearly two-hundred-meter depth strange formations resembling pyramids. From the Chinese side the expedition was organized by the archaeological group 722 Komenskeho University, a diving centre Dive and Disport underwater archaeologist Bao Ling, with Russian divers Leonid Gavrilov and Eugen Spiridonov.
Chinese archaeologists did not have the capability to reach such great depths, and lift out the evidence of human activity. However, according to the information received, pyramidal objects are “only” 50-meter depth.
On April 12 lasted 10 days underwater research expedition was successfully completed. Leonid Gavrilov talked about some of the details of the expedition. Continue reading
The abode of the gods, or Hierapolis,
about which we know nothing!
The mystery of Pamukkale excursion to Wonderland
Giant polished blocks, perfectly fitted together without fixing solution, the polygonal masonry, cyclopean buildings, amazing arches and pillars, sarcophagi, jewelry and carved out of solid rock – all this I managed to see not far in Mexico, Peru or Egypt, and almost by our side, in Sunny Turkey! It would seem that this country has long been well-known. Continue reading
The great mosque in djenné is truly the most significant structure of clay. It is the greatest achievement of the Sudano-Sahelian style of architecture, despite some Islamic influence. The mosque is near the river of Bali in the city jenna. In 1988 the building was listed in the UNESCO world Heritage list. In the climate of the Sahara desert, where almost no rain, these buildings could stand for a century. However, in Africa in the area are the rainy seasons, during which the Great mosque is seriously affected.
For the first time the mosque was built on this site in the 13th century. Start of construction of the present mosque is attributed to 1906 and finished in 1907. The construction was led by Ismael Traore. In those days, jenna was colonized by France. And the French have provided economic assistance in the construction of the mosque. Continue reading