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Railway bridge across

With the construction of the bridge was associated with the appearance of the new town, which was destined subsequently to become one of the largest in Siberia. Day of laying the first stone of the railway bridge across the Ob river — July 20, 1893 is the date of birth of Novosibirsk.

It should be noted that bridges the TRANS-Siberian railway for its time were the largest facilities of its kind in Russia. For example, the famous bridge over the Yenisei, constructed under the project of L. Proskuryakova in 1898, has long been one of the biggest in the world in the simple span girder bridges (6 spans of 144 m. the Model of the bridge was awarded the gold medal at the Paris exhibition of 1900). The bridge across the Amur river (1915 project by the same author) had a unique length of 2.6 km Access road with the overpass it in 6 spans of 33m (the project of the famous Russian engineer, Professor G. P. Perederiy) was constructed from the latest structural material — concrete. Continue reading

British archaeologists are sensational excavations at Stonehenge

Archaeologists know that this ancient monument was built in several stages between 3000 BC to 1600 BC, But why? Disputes are very long, and consensus scientists have not yet reached (frame BBC).

Professor Tim Darvill (Tim Darvill) from the University of Bournemouth (Bournemouth University ) and Jeff Wainwright (Geoff Wainwright), President of the society of antiquaries of London (Society of Antiquaries of London ), headed the archaeological expedition, which for the first time in nearly 50 years began to excavate directly under the Stonehenge (Stonehenge ). Scientists intend to shed light on the purpose of the construction of this mysterious structure.

Excavations conducted on the means and under the auspices of the BBC. moreover, the broadcasting company launched a special project Timewatch. in which intends to highlight the progress of the work. 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

The Gothic cathedrals of Moscow
Have you ever gone to a tour of Moscow of different faiths? Indeed, apart from the usual Christian churches in Moscow have historic Lutheran and Anglican churches, the Catholic Church,…

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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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Barcelona Cathedral
Opening hours Cathedral: Weekdays: 8:00-12:45 and 17:15-19:30. Weekends and holidays: 8:00-13:45 17:15-20:00 Tourist visit: weekdays: 13:00-17:00. Weekends and holidays: 14:00-17:00 Outside the Cathedral you can see at any time of…

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