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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

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 m above sea level). The aim of the expedition is the search for nearly two-hundred-meter depth strange formations resembling pyramids. From the Chinese side the expedition was organized by the archaeological group 722 Komenskeho University, a diving centre Dive and Disport underwater archaeologist Bao Ling, with Russian divers Leonid Gavrilov and Eugen Spiridonov.

Chinese archaeologists did not have the capability to reach such great depths, and lift out the evidence of human activity. However, according to the information received, pyramidal objects are “only” 50-meter depth.

On April 12 lasted 10 days underwater research expedition was successfully completed. Leonid Gavrilov talked about some of the details of the expedition. Continue reading

TOP 10 most ancient civilizations in the world

Training meticulously collect data about our ancestors. Research suggests that at different times our planet was inhabited by a mysterious civilization. Some of them exceed us in the technical and scientific achievements. About other peoples heated debates, whether they were actually. Let’s dive into the mysterious facts. studying the TOP 10 most ancient civilizations in the world.

1. Lemuria

Most researchers consider it the first civilization that arose more than 80 thousand years ago. She was a powerful, developed and survived for over 50 thousand years. The cause of her destruction were the strongest earthquakes. The people of Mu knew the laws of the Universe and the Earth. In 28 years, every resident had already mastered all the wisdom. The people of Lemuria were able to erect buildings out of the rocks that had withstood the earthquake. Continue reading

Gothic architecture
The Gothic style mainly manifested in the architecture of temples, cathedrals, churches, monasteries. Developed on the basis of the Romanesque, or rather Burgundian architecture. Unlike the Romanesque style with its…

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Structures of unknown purpose and unknown origin. Satellite imagery was used in different places of the Mediterranean visible structure of coastal structures. Facilities, usually located at the mouth of the…

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The abnormal area of the Ulyanovsk region
Ulyanovsk region: Wells melted Sengela (prodigal); The Ulyanovsk Hippodrome (the UFO sightings); "Ungerska bald" (Ulyanovsk fall); as well as: JSC "Aviastar" (place of manufacture unconventional LA disc-shaped Thermoplan); from the…

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