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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 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 to them we have an idea of how it looked or that wonder of the world. Below is interesting information about the wonders of the world that took place in the ancient world (especially in Ancient Rome and Greece).

The Pyramid Of Cheops

This is the only wonder of the world. which exists to this day. Despite the fact that we can see him now, we shall never know for certain what was the original appearance of the pyramid. There is information that the whole pyramid was covered with polished limestone tiles, making it shone under the hot Egyptian sun. 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, from which captures the spirit. And whose story makes us think and better understand those who are their followers.

1) Cathedral Of The Immaculate Conception Of The Blessed Virgin Mary

This Cathedral is the most impressive Catholic Cathedral of Russia, where the services are held in different languages. It was built almost 10 years — from 1901 to 1911, the interior decoration was finished by 1917, At the Governor’s construction was carried out far from the center of Moscow and large Orthodox churches without towers and sculpted statues.

After the revolution, during the Soviet rule the Church was used as a hostel, then a scientific research Facility. 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…

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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…

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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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