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The fortifications of Ancient Rome

Fortress. — The architecture of fortified places has experienced two eras: the era of the allied wars, when each city could be afraid of attacks from the neighbour, and the age of the barbarian threat, when at stake the very existence of the Empire. In the interim period — the period of “Roman peace” — inner fortresses were abandoned, and all attention was focused on the border zone; the city walls of Rome itself was built up with suburban homes, and a new wall was erected only in 270 ad when Aurelian, when Rome began to approach the barbarians.

Fortifications of the first period were built in the Greek style, as can be seen on the fence of Pompeii . The only significant change is the replacement of earthen walls or walls made of stones pritesannye array from Serbia on a solution.

Only a very few cities within the country was adorned with or expanded their wall at times between August and last era, antonín. These Are Fano, It, Autun. The Empire was going through a period of major works of fortification for the defense of borders. Continue reading

The Shaitan-the lake and other mysterious places

However, skepticism sharply disappears, when you find yourself in one of these places. True the cell phone suddenly shuts off and doesn’t want to respond to nerve pressing on the red button.

Like the camera continues to work, but then, on the “mainland”, when viewing found interesting things: here you enter the forest to capture the abnormal area… and darkness, as long as you’re there. And then you come out of the woods. And cheerful camera again captures everything around you.

In General, until you see, not believe.

The village Okunevo and the Shaitan-the lake

Near the city of Omsk, the regional center Muromtsevo, is the famous village of Okunevo, which is famous in itself and in its environs are happening strange things. Continue reading

Flamboyant style of late Gothic France

At the beginning he let’s define the concept of Gothic. The word is derived from Italian. gotico — unusual, barbaric and at first was used as a profanity. The term “Gothic” was introduced in the era of the Renaissance as pejorative designation total medieval skills, regarded as “barbaric”. Gothic called period in the development of medieval art in Western, Central and Eastern part of Europe from the XII to XV-XVI century. For Gothic typical of symbolic – allegorical thinking and conventionality of the artistic language. Gothic art was a cult on purpose and religious topics. It appealed to higher forces of the divine, of eternity, of the Christian worldview.

Gothic in its development is divided into Early Gothic, the heyday of Late Gothic. Gothic covers almost all works of art of this period: sculpture, painting, portrait miniatures, stained glass, fresco and many others.

The Gothic was not an accident. Continue reading

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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The great wall of China
The great wall of China is a monument that most wanted to see in China. The wall began to build in the III century BC the first Emperor of China…

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A review about old town square
Advantages: very interesting Gothic buildings, an overview from the top platform of the Town hall. Disadvantages: no Today I want to write a review about Prague. And there is certainly…

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