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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

The tarhatinsky megalithic complex

The complex was opened and examined in 1994 by an expedition of the Gorno-Altai state University under the leadership of V. I. Soenov.

The tarhatinsky megalithic complex consists of stacked in a circle of stones, rounded boulders and stone formations of varying size from 0.5 to 6 m in diameter. The largest blocks of size 6×5×4 m. the distance between the stones, boulders and various calculations. On the stones of the building, and also on a separate stone, located in 70 m from a group of rocks caused petroglyph compositions, among which are the stories and images relating to the bronze age – early iron age: images of bulls, deer, camels, and anthropomorphic characters.

In a series of stone blocks-megaliths, which are selected by its shape reminiscent of a traditional Altai cradle, locals call this stone “the Cradle of Santaka”. Continue reading

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 connected with medicine), asks the question: Where exactly are 20 of the greatest mysteries of all times and peoples. A selection of mysteries, of course have to leave on his conscience, but it is really interesting.

So, the list:

1 Treasure of Rennes le Chateau – the Treasure of Rennes-Le-château. This mystery connected with the knights Templar, the Holy Grail and other treasures of the middle Ages. Maybe all this nonsense owner of the local hotel, maybe not.

2 Nessi – The Loch Ness Monster. Probably everyone has heard about the Loch Ness monster, but few remember where the lake is.

3 Sea Serpent – Sea Serpents. A monster similar to Nessie, but living in salty waters. I doubt that you would meet him. Continue reading

The most ancient structures in the world
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Feedback about the Dolmens of Gelendzhik
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