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20 most mysterious places on earth

The researcher is of the world and its mysteries through Google Earth hiding under the name H21 (about himself, he indicated only that he was French, and his work is connected with medicine), asks the question: Where exactly are 20 of the greatest mysteries of all times and peoples. A selection of mysteries, of course have to leave on his conscience, but it is really interesting.

So, the list:

1 Treasure of Rennes le Chateau – the Treasure of Rennes-Le-château. This mystery connected with the knights Templar, the Holy Grail and other treasures of the middle Ages. Maybe all this nonsense owner of the local hotel, maybe not.

2 Nessi – The Loch Ness Monster. Probably everyone has heard about the Loch Ness monster, but few remember where the lake is.

3 Sea Serpent – Sea Serpents. A monster similar to Nessie, but living in salty waters. I doubt that you would meet him. Continue reading

The great mosque in djenné is a Grand building with clay!

The great mosque in djenné is truly the most significant structure of clay. It is the greatest achievement of the Sudano-Sahelian style of architecture, despite some Islamic influence. The mosque is near the river of Bali in the city jenna. In 1988 the building was listed in the UNESCO world Heritage list. In the climate of the Sahara desert, where almost no rain, these buildings could stand for a century. However, in Africa in the area are the rainy seasons, during which the Great mosque is seriously affected.

For the first time the mosque was built on this site in the 13th century. Start of construction of the present mosque is attributed to 1906 and finished in 1907. The construction was led by Ismael Traore. In those days, jenna was colonized by France. And the French have provided economic assistance in the construction of the mosque. 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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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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In China on the lake bottom were discovered the ancient pyramids
About 17 people, including researchers from Russia, are carrying out an expedition in the Chinese province of Yunnan in the area of Alpine lake Fuxian Hu (the height of 1750…

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