The Temples Of Ancient Greece
Parthenon Temple Thus, the most famous monument of ancient Greek architecture is the Parthenon temple, which has become a recognized international symbol of Greece. This ancient temple complex was erected…

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Cyclopean structures of antiquity
Cyclops or Ciclope (Κύκλωπες), in Greek mythology born of Uranus and Gaia, the titans, the personification of storm clouds with lightning, symbolic way, which is a single large glowing eye…

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10 most weird and mysterious places on the planet
Eye Of The Sahara, Mauritania Mauritania is a strange concentric richat Structure . Richat geological formation located in the Mauritanian part of the Sahara desert. Locals call it the Eye…

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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. Continue reading

Characteristic of the architecture of Ancient Egypt.

Ancient Egypt, marked the beginning of architecture, was a country without scaffolding. The tree was also small, as in other oases of the African deserts, the vegetation — palm trees, giving a tree of poor quality, and cane. All this was largely determined by the fact that the main building materials were sun-dried Adobe brick and stone, mainly limestone in the Nile valley, as well as Sandstone and granite. The stone was used mainly for tombs and graves, while the bricks went to building palaces, fortresses, buildings in the vicinity of temples and cities, as well as auxiliary structures for temples. Ancient Egyptian houses were built of mud in the Nile. It was left in the sun to dry out and become suitable for construction. Many Egyptian cities have not survived to our days, as located in the zone of flooding of the Nile, the level of which was rising every Millennium, in the end, many towns were flooded, or dirt, used for construction, became fertilizer for the peasant fields. Continue reading

Gothic ornament in architecture

Gothic ornament was diverse and symbolic. Continue to use the converted ancient and Byzantine motifs, but along with them are biased towards new themes.

Straightforward geometric shapes moving in a curvilinear weave. In addition to geometric ornamental constructions and reproduce the shape of Lancet arches, spherical triangles and quadrilaterals widely used plant forms of the local flora that is characteristic ornamentation of the era – grape leaves, thistles, oak, ivy, clover, roses, etc. Widespread motif of the trefoil and dvuletnee. Later forms of thorns – bramble, Thistle, fern, etc.

The art of Gothic architecture was developed in synthesis with sculpture. The sculptural decoration of stylized motifs of acanthus and palmettes replaced all other vegetable forms. From the buds of the shoots early Gothic decorated floral motifs turned into a blossoming raspustitsya foliage ornament in the XIII century and is lush with flowers and fruit in the XIV century. Continue reading

10 Gothic cathedrals of medieval Europe.
Gothic cathedrals this is not the iconic structures of the ancient Goths, and the temples, built in the Gothic style of architecture. This architectural style emerged in France in the…

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Named the most ugly structure of the world
The list of the 10 ugliest buildings and monuments around the world. "Some of these buildings are more like a bag of nails, others are striking in their ambiguity, but…

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