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
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
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