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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

Ancient underground structures

Base preppers

Chapter 5. Shelters, underground shelter

The meaning of the word cache. Comes from the old Slavic “to bury”. Is used in two meanings:

1. Cache – hiding place for a long stay of people (bandits, partisans, gunmen, partisans), hiding from the authorities.

2. Cache – a secret store of weapons, ammunition, etc.

In the concept of the survivalist cache is meant as a secret for finding the add, and for storage of equipment, food, etc.

A cache may be arranged in any area, both below and above ground level. However, the maximum development of the caches, a underground. This is due to maximum secrecy. 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

Gothic armour
History: Gothic armour - full plate armour, produced in parts of Germany and the Holy Roman Empire during the so-called late middle ages (XV century). The scheme of the Gothic…

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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…

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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…

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