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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

Cyclops Polyphemus

Wanderings Of Ulysses

Arrived soon Odysseus and his companions in a wild country,

not knowing the truth of the Cyclops. These one-eyed giants live,

not knowing the work, not spahija plow the field and not sowing anything,

fat the earth itself gave birth without the sowing of rye, barley and wheat.

Cyclopes have no ships, and they did not know how to build them; but there was in the country a convenient landing, where they could moor ships.

Didn’t know Cyclops of the people; they dwelt in dark caves, in the mountains. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

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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Mysterious structures
Stonehenge For many centuries one of the most interesting places and attractions in the UK remains of an old stone structure called Stonehenge . strikes imagination with its grandeur and…

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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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