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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

The excavations and the study of unique megalithic monuments

Participants Isetsky archeological group of the Institute of history and archaeology, Ural branch of RAS under the leadership of Valentina Viktorova has begun to explore one of the most mysterious types of archaeological monuments — dolmens. They intend to examine the nature of these objects, their age and understand how they were built. Later, scientists hope to develop a special program for the study of Ural megalithic structures of prehistory.

As reported by IPAS Valentine Viktorova, in the next week exploration group Isetsky archaeological team will excavate near one of the dolmens located in the upper reaches of Iset lake near the river moving away the source. Before scientists have a difficult task, you need to determine what is the nature of these megaliths, some of them were created by the man and by what time. After exploratory excavations have been completed, the archaeologists intend to continue the fixation of the objects located in the area and received a code name “isetskii dolmens”. Continue reading

Cyclops Polyphemus

Wanderings Of Ulysses

Arrived soon Odysseus and his companions in a wild country,

not knowing the truth of the Cyclops. These one-eyed giants live,

not knowing the work, not spahija plow the field and not sowing anything,

fat the earth itself gave birth without the sowing of rye, barley and wheat.

Cyclopes have no ships, and they did not know how to build them; but there was in the country a convenient landing, where they could moor ships.

Didn’t know Cyclops of the people; they dwelt in dark caves, in the mountains. 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…

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New mosque
The planned building will have elements of the demolished Cathedral shrines Demolished at the end of last week on the prospect Mira mosque, will be rebuilt. It has already received…

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Found megalithic structure
Archaeologists have discovered the world's oldest temple - megalithic structure, which scientists have dubbed the "Turkish Stonehenge". Scientists consider it "the most important building in the world": a place of…

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