The complex was opened and examined in 1994 by an expedition of the Gorno-Altai state University under the leadership of V. I. Soenov.
The tarhatinsky megalithic complex consists of stacked in a circle of stones, rounded boulders and stone formations of varying size from 0.5 to 6 m in diameter. The largest blocks of size 6×5×4 m. the distance between the stones, boulders and various calculations. On the stones of the building, and also on a separate stone, located in 70 m from a group of rocks caused petroglyph compositions, among which are the stories and images relating to the bronze age – early iron age: images of bulls, deer, camels, and anthropomorphic characters.
In a series of stone blocks-megaliths, which are selected by its shape reminiscent of a traditional Altai cradle, locals call this stone “the Cradle of Santaka”. 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
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, by more than 100 thousand workers and soldiers under the direct orders of Emperor Zhu Di. During the Ming dynasty it was one of the three famous temples of the city, along with Tangtse and Ling.
Octagonal 78-metre high pagoda of the temple — the so-called Porcelain tower — within several centuries was the dominant architecture of Nanjing. Was built by the project of the Emperor Yongle of white porcelain bricks.
Porcelain tower was designed in the era of the Ming dynasty, during the reign of Emperor Yongle at the beginning of the XV century and almost immediately built. Continue reading