Ibn Khaldun, another Arab author, wrote in the XIV century:
“Know that all ancient peoples were solely due to the craft skill and the coordinated efforts of many workers. Only so could have built these monuments and buildings. And therefore cannot be considered similar to the uninitiated, like< with the fact that our ancestors are stronger than us. In human beings ;>that regard differ from each other in THEIR pamiatniki buildings. Storytellers have used this story n used • it to fill his story with exaggerations. They did not understand that only thanks to the highest social organization p craft skill built these giant monuments, and intima attributed their creation powers and abilities. which, ACCORDING to them, ancient people used the power of their bodies, but it is not”
The impression is that Arabic authors knew about the pyramids Europeans. Striking the testimony of Masudi of stainless metal and flexible glass, it is plastic. Plastic became known centuries after Masudi. Turns out THIS is another evidence in Favor of civilization to the pyramids, the civilization of Atlantis, which Plato said. One of the greatest sages of antiquity were the architect Imhotep. Pharaoh Continue reading
Architecture of Ancient Egypt
The main vegetation for the construction of a palm tree, giving a tree of poor quality, and cane. So the main building material was stone.
Stone architecture of Ancient Egypt primarily served the needs of religion. Palaces, houses were built of light materials and short-lived. Stone was only erected temples of the gods and complexes of tombs, and they were built for ages. Naturally, these stone structures have survived, withstood the test of time. In Egypt begins the history of architecture. Still a great many tourists come to see the Egyptian pyramids. Not for nothing that they called one of the seven wonders of the world. Secrets of the Egyptian pyramids excite the imagination. Scientists still discover new amazing properties of pyramids .
For those beyond the present comprehension of long millennia of Ancient Egyptian history it is impossible to establish an accurate archaeological date can not be established, therefore, in the present state of our knowledge of the monuments of Egypt have to classify in the order of their contemporary dynasties. A basic understanding of ancient Egyptian architecture is based on the study structures the best preserved religious monuments.
The architecture of Ancient Egypt is usually divided into 5 periods:
Century gave way to centuries. Each new period brought Continue reading
The other day one of the oldest and most influential Newspapers in the world The Observer has published a modest overview of the most beautiful skyscrapers in the world authored by architecture critic edition of Rowan Moore (Rowan Moore).
The opinion of a famous expert, set out on the pages of The Observer, in turn, was committed for particular criticism on the Internet, making extravagant TOP Moore became one of the hits of the discussions in the English-speaking segment of the Network.
Skyscrapers and what you would call the most beautiful from an architectural point of view?
The Chrysler building, new York
According to British architectural critic, in principle, the TOP could easily be from skyscrapers in Manhattan. Although it would be too easy.
In this regard, in my TOP 10 Mr. Moore chose the same one of the main symbols of new York, and part-time “simply elegant building that combines notes of elegance and fantasy” – the Chrysler building.
By the way, today the famous skyscraper, built in 1930 and recognized over time, the highest architectural expression of the age 20-ies, no longer belongs to Continue reading