Greek and Gothic architecture
Anywhere art art statics and dynamics are not so clearly opposed to each other as in Greek and Gothic sculpture. Across Nordic architecture, these creations form the sharpest possible antagonistic…

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Tash-Rabat is an unusual architectural structure, located on the Great silk road
In the Middle ages, the equipment of the caravan trade passing along the routes of the Great silk road routes lasting several days, was risky. Therefore, to ensure the security…

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Gothic architecture
The Gothic style mainly manifested in the architecture of temples, cathedrals, churches, monasteries. Developed on the basis of the Romanesque, or rather Burgundian architecture. Unlike the Romanesque style with its…

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Seven wonders of the ancient world

We know about 7 the creation and genius of the inhabitant of our planet, which in ancient times were called amazing things of the world. 7. To have survived solely of the pyramid is the most ancient of the 7 amazing things.

We don’t know, Kai, they were.

Including us and don’t know where surely some of them were posted.

But still they excite the imagination, draw on the road, I ask that we not try to discover and find answers.

The choice of the number consecrated oldest ideas of his fullness, completeness and perfection, the number 7 was considered a sacred number of the Lord Apollo – the number of harmony. According to Pythagoras, 7 specifically serves as a prototype of the universe, reflecting proportionality, harmony of parts.

Classified and outlined the 7 amazing things for the first time Philo Byzantine in the essay “About the 7 amazing things of the world” from the words of the merchants, sailors and pilgrims, whom they have not seen.

The list included descriptions of the most colossal, the most beautiful or in the technical sense of the most amazing buildings and monuments of the skill. They amaze and impress, now is not relevant to their real advantages and shortcomings. The improbability of this kind of buildings adjacent to the necessary, a certain divinity. That’s why they were called udivitelnomu, at that point in the list is missing almost all of the true masterpieces of old architecture and skills.

I must say that the list is not quite similar to the one adopted in the present moment. There are fourteen different lists of antiquity that is hard to date and associate with some of the exact creators. Visible ethno-cultural preferences while finding out about the connection of some object in the list.

But it is not a wonder. Not all were and are agreed with this range. Still no subside disputes about the likely contenders. And the final, so to say traditional, option 7 amazing things of the ancient world was closely recognized in the middle Ages.

For our contemporary fascination with old compose a list of the most-most (of the inhabitants of our planet, events, man-made or natural objects, and so on – poets, philosophers, generals, big kings as monuments of the architecture and skills) unwittingly tells the unhappy book of Guinness, how far the prototype.

A very large number of amazing things about the ancient world, Herodotus said – “the founder of the situation” (Greek historian, fifth century BC), a large number of wandering and visiting them directly.

The episode of the birth of such long-term rampant and the wording “7 amazing things of the world” (3rd century before our era) they all still attended, largely untouched by people and time. In ancient time, the Empire of Alexander the great were available to whosoever wants.

Ancient Rome in Rome. Underground the Eternal city
Rome. How amazing and unexplored conceals the Eternal city! Rome is a secret, a mystery, trying to guess which has been more than a Millennium. Today we are facing a…


The Orthodox Church in the Gothic style
Peterhof, Alexandria Park, the Church of Alexander Nevsky Gothic chapel-This Church was built in 1830-34, by the famous German architect-F. Schinkel. The Church has the form of a medieval chapel.…