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Milan Cathedral

A giant Cathedral, which is located in the heart of old Milan, is one of the most paradoxical constructions of the middle Ages. Its the least can be called Gothic. But despite this, the Milan Cathedral is a remarkable and, perhaps, the best example of Italian Gothic!

Milan Cathedral is often called the “eighth wonder of the world”, and for this there is reason. The Cathedral is the world’s largest structure made of marble. Its length is 158 m, width – 58 m, height of Central nave – 46,8 m. the Total area of the temple is 11.3 thousand sq. m. With its height in good weather one can see the peaks of the Alps.

In terms of the Duomo repeats the Gothic building in Germany. But the German plan is combined in it with the Lombard (North Italian) façade, which is a lots of marble. Despite the Gothic appearance and huge size, the Duomo is different from other Gothic cathedrals a certain earthiness that you can’t hide the many adorning its towers, turrets and spires. Continue reading

Ancient Rome

Ancient Rome is one of the greatest States of Antiquity. The state was in the territory of modern Italy. Rome was named after the founder — Romulus . It was famous for its customs, gladiatorial battles, the Colosseum, Emperors, etc.

The most interesting facts about Ancient Rome

Saturnalia — the great annual festival in Ancient Rome in honor of the God Saturn. These days, the slaves had some privileges, for example they could dine at the same Banquet table with the owner, and sometimes even the owners of slaves were laid on the table.

The Emperor Claudius is ridiculed because he did not have sexual relations with men. Said the one who has a relationship only with women, he becomes effeminate. 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

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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Ancient wonders of the world or the great reconstruction
Probably everyone has heard about the seven wonders of the world. Unfortunately, at the moment there is only one miracle. There are objects very similar to the originals, but thanks…

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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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