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Ancient Rome

Ancient Rome is one of the greatest States of Antiquity. The state was in the territory of modern Italy. Rome was named after the founder — Romulus . It was famous for its customs, gladiatorial battles, the Colosseum, Emperors, etc.

The most interesting facts about Ancient Rome

Saturnalia — the great annual festival in Ancient Rome in honor of the God Saturn. These days, the slaves had some privileges, for example they could dine at the same Banquet table with the owner, and sometimes even the owners of slaves were laid on the table.

The Emperor Claudius is ridiculed because he did not have sexual relations with men. Said the one who has a relationship only with women, he becomes effeminate. Continue reading

7 most mysterious places of Moscow

Say, who was not in Moscow, he does not know Russia. But even those who lives in Moscow, can quite not know. Our capital city holds a lot of secrets. We will talk about the most mysterious places.

1 Garcini ponds. Ostankino

Long ago in the lands of the Ostankino manor Sheremetev was the cemetery of suicides. It’s hard to say whether it was the influence of the space heavy proprietary or fate, but many serfs actress had been drowned in ponds, which has even been nicknamed “carcinima”. Now there is a house, and in the churchyard is the building of the telecentre. Local residents and employees of the telecentre tell you that sometimes these parts can be found an old woman with a crutch, which appears before the misfortune and tragedy.

2 Magical hours. “Red gate”

These magical sundial can be seen at number two on Spartakovskaya street, which is known as the home of count Musin-Pushkin. 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

In China there is a mysterious ancient structure
In the Chinese province of Qinghai mountain Baigong-Shang, which is not a joke to stir the minds of historians and researchers of paranormal phenomena. The fact that one of the…

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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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Don discovered at Stonehenge
Don found the oldest crystal oscillator A sensational find was made by local historian Alexander Ludlow. Near the hamlet Savrov in the area of the Aksay river valley he found…

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