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Ancient peoples 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…

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Gothic architecture in France
Gothic architecture in France   In Rheims Cathedral is no less clearly seen several construction stages led by different masters. The choir, begun by Jean d Orba and finished to…

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The greatest monuments
Greatest monuments. Mahjong Travel the wonders of ancient civilizations and solve puzzles of the past! Your favorite Chinese solitaire, laid out on a colorful background with an image of the…

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The origins of architecture

 

The origins of architecture

The construction belongs to the most ancient human activities, which means that many thousands of years ago the Foundation was laid for the future development of architecture.

The prehistoric period through the use of different material and techniques of making tools can be divided into the following main stages: stone ( of the stone age — Paleolithic new stone — Neolithic ), bronze and iron ages. However it is very difficult to clearly define their boundaries, as the development of human society has always been uneven.

Preserved remains of human settlements indicate the existence of different lifestyles of people in different areas of the globe and at different stages in the history of mankind.

Obnaruzhena dwellings of the early period of the upper Paleolithic represent probobally in terms of dwelling with one hearth. Most often it is the dugout, a large number of which were found in different regions of the CIS (left-Bank Ukraine, the Dnipro basin, districts of the Bryansk, Voronezh, Irkutsk etc). Also in the late Paleolithic period, there were more elongated and greater in size dwelling, if attached to each other oval dugouts, with multiple foci. At the end of Continue reading

Great Colosseum

 

The circus Maximus (Great circus) (Circus Maximus) stretches along the South-Western slope of the Palatine. According to legend, a huge amphitheatre was built during the time of kings on the site of the abduction of the Sabine women. Flat valley between two parallel slopes of the Palatine and Aventine was originally perfect natural arena over a length of 600 and a width of 90 m almost ready with stands for 200 thousand spectators. When Caesar tribunes dressed in stone. The site of the giant Hippodrome were divided by a longitudinal wall that abigale competing chariots. Adorns the wall of the Egyptian obelisks are now in the squares of Rome, the circus Maximus was the ruins of a small section of the stands in the Southeast corner of the arena.

The circus occupied a space of more than 600 meters long and 140 meters wide, in the hollow between the hills of the Aventine and the Palatine. This place was once called the valley of Murcia. The first construction in the valley Murcia dates back to the era of Tarquinii and is connected with the system of channels allowing the soil to drain. Perhaps at this time were built a few Continue reading

Gothic CHURCHES
  It was – one plan "encryption" consisting of things like the architecture itself, and in located details, frescoes, mosaics, bas-reliefs. In some places – most of the information was…

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Gothic architecture in France
Gothic architecture in France   In Rheims Cathedral is no less clearly seen several construction stages led by different masters. The choir, begun by Jean d Orba and finished to…

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