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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

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

Megalithic structures

The term “megalith” is not exhaustive, encompasses a very broad, vague and heterogeneous range of structures. Without going into details, the megalith – stone construction of a controversial appointment, as a rule, large size and built with the use of uncertain technology. From the period of construction to our days not got any written evidence, which, coupled with the destructive effects of water, wind, temperature and people makes the study of megaliths very difficult.

Megaliths geography is very wide: they are in Europe . in Asia . in Africa . in North America . in South America … not only in Australia . at least, not yet found. Of course, they are not found in Antarctica . but it is possible that the ice, depending on the area they acquired their own characteristics that are even allowed to split them into culture (Caucasian, South European, British, Indian, and other).

All the megaliths can be classified by design type. Continue reading

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