The great wall of China remake?
Construction of the great wall. now you can see the remains of which tourists belong to the Ming dynasty. Wall of the Qin era, the current ran North, cutting off the desert plateau of the Ordos, which was inhabited by the nomadic Huns.
Studying the history of this phenomenal wonder of the world, it is impossible not to ask certain questions – for example, why the Italian merchant and traveler Marco Polo lived in China for many years, no word has been said about the great wall? Perhaps because for the Chinese it was not the symbol of what is now. Wall had a specific purpose – to protect people from Northern barbarians. When the barbarians conquered China, the need for fortifications disappeared. If Marco Polo and see the remains of the wall, then it was the ruins of the ancient fortifications, and whether such attention?
Much more interesting is why the authors of the ancient Chinese miniatures depicting scenes from the life and native landscapes, never reflected his miracle. Perhaps because the Western wall was not for them, no miracle, no picturesque ruins, worthy of the miniatures.
But because a lot of researchers are of the opinion that the walls did not exist, at least in the form in which we know it today. One of such scientists – Evgeny Gabovich, expressing doubt in the existence of the great wall. All that the tourists see, thought habovych, this replica, Continue reading
The architecture of Gothic cathedrals
The architecture of Gothic cathedrals makes a double impression. With one hand of a person striking virtuosity of stone designs, a bold idea engineer, a wonderful sense of statics, according to P. L. Nervi, an almost unthinkable combination of experience and skills for the building in kind. On the other hand, an impassioned religious feeling of the unusual, mysterious transformation of bulky heavy stone in a visually light and airy lace.
The main source of information of Gothic architecture becomes a structural and thematic plastic. Monumental, impregnable walls enclosed, confined spaces Romanesque buildings give way to the dismembered elements of the stone frame of the surface, not having, as the internal space, clear material boundaries.
Changing figurative language — statics, stability do not meet the thoughts loose from feudal dependence of citizens. Increasing the public value of the free cities, awakening the feeling of human dignity, opportunity, individual personality dynamics more consistent looks to the sky, spires, spirituality, emotionality, inconsistency like dissolving Continue reading
Mysteries of ancient civilizations: five mysterious places of the world
Home “This is interesting” Mysteries of ancient civilizations: five mysterious places of the world
In the world there are many places of deciphering which more than one generation of scientists. These mysterious places give rise to legends and of course the road to them will never become overgrown with grass. Tourists from all over the world tend to visit them to see these amazing places on the planet. Introducing a journey through the most mysterious places of the world.
The Geoglyphs Of Nazca
Huge geoglyphs on the Nazca lines in Peru represent a cultural heritage of humanity and one of the greatest mysteries of our time.
Drawings of humans, animals, whimsical lines stretch for thousands of kilometers. Common opinion about them yet. Whether it is a cult place of the ancient, or map of the sky, or a landing strip of the aliens.
The purpose of the paintings remains unknown, and scientists continue to Bang our heads.
Nuraghe Of Sardinia
Their height reaches 20 m. In the territory of Sardinia was discovered enormous Bastion, which is now a major archaeological complex.
Scientists suggest that these structures were the prototypes of the feudal castles.
Stone balls of Costa Rica
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