The oldest city in Europe: the top 5
The old cities of Europe are located mostly in Greece and Crete. According to scientists excavations, Greece can be considered the cultural cradle of mankind. What are the oldest cities…

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The City Of Nikolaev
Old city cemetery since 1790, is located on the outskirts of the city on the banks of the Ingul river and consists of several parts. The largest part of Orthodox…

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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.…

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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 completely unusual and unknown journey. We are waiting for the underground Rome, which gives its visitors a lot of surprises and emotions, which is not found anywhere else.

Yes, under the busy streets of modern Rome hidden another the Eternal city since the days of the Holy Roman Empire, “Rome in Rome”. It also consists of houses, roads, aqueducts and temples, hidden in the soil slowly over time.

That’s really hard for builders in Rome. At every step tunneling, the constructors had stumbled on the ruins of an ancient Palace or Church, ancient amphitheatres, tombs, and even entire residential neighborhoods……there is no archaeologists it was not enough. Perhaps because the metro in Rome was built almost 20 years. Continue reading

Cologne Cathedral

If we lived that way in the nineteenth century, to see the tallest building in the world, we would have to go to Germany, namely in Cologne, where is one of the most magnificent and famous Gothic cathedrals in the world – Cologne Cathedral. Cologne Cathedral, among other things, one of the most famous long-term construction of the world – its construction lasted almost seven centuries. Its history begins in 1248, it was then the Archbishop of the city of Conrad von Hochstaden laid the first stone in the Foundation of the Cathedral. I must say that at that time, Cologne was one of the most powerful, both financially and politically, cities, and the construction of the Cathedral was to confirm the status of the city as in the country and across Europe. 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

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Mystical Britain: the 10 most mysterious places
Mountain Pendle hill, in Lancashire, in the seventeenth century was considered a godforsaken place: it was here that witches gathered for the Sabbath and conducted their magical rituals. This hotel…

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The most beautiful castles of the world
The most beautiful castles in the world are our memories of fairy tales from my childhood — with kings, knights and princesses. And how cool is ever to be in…

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