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 Nazca Desert
On the plateau one of the driest deserts on the planet. what is in Peru caused a giant intricate drawings. On the area of thousands of square kilometers are depicted with straight lines, the outlines of strange creatures, geometric shapes, left from the ancient civilization of the Nazca Indians. The mystery of the deposited patterns is of the incomprehensibility of their purpose and method of application on surface. For millennia, they managed to remain intact owing to the arid climate. Line you have a good view from a plane or high elevation.
The Fortress Of Sacsayhuaman
This mysterious fortress is located near the Peruvian city of Cusco. She is one of the famous and great monuments of the Incas. Sacsayhuaman is built of massive stone blocks that weigh 40-50 tons. On its construction by the Incas left for at least a century. It is still unknown how the Indians transported is so heavy stones. There is a hypothesis that the Incas helped to build this fortress, the representatives of an alien civilization. Continue reading
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 Qin shihuang di. Wall then, of course, looked different, like most fortifications of the time, there was an earthwork.
The Chinese say that the construction of the wall, the Emperor had driven the people from all over the country and many of the builders perished. Legend has it that the corpses were rolled up in the Foundation wall. Our guide told us a legend about a girl whose fiance died on the construction of the wall. The girl was crying when she found out about the death of her lover, that part of the wall fell off.
Lev Gumilev in his book “History of Hun people” describes the creation of this defensive structure: “With enormous resources, Shih Huangdi decided to secure his Northern border, and undertook the construction of the great wall, separated China from the Eurasian steppes. Continue reading