The oldest profession in the world
The oldest profession We all know what two professions are called "ancient". Well, it is likely that they were the first to appear. However, there are also other jobs that…

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The architecture of Gothic cathedrals
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…

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Ancient peoples
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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Beliefs of the ancient Greeks

Some signs of the agricultural life of the Greeks we see first of all in the image business the hassle of Polyphemus, in the household utensils of his cave. Note, incidentally, that at first this cave amazes ahead only by its size: “the extensive cave”, and then this epithet is replaced by other, expressively convey the feelings the unwitting captives, their attitude to the place of his imprisonment: “scary cave”, “cave slime”, “dark cave”.

In the cave of Polyphemus “was a lot of cheese in reed baskets, buckets and bowls were filled to the brim with thick yogurt”, “corners hidden in a separate locked were goats, and sheep. “. We find out how prepared the cheese: “Half tide milk in pletenica, he left it to agustela to the cheese”, etc. In the parsed fragment of the Odyssey, Readers will find the reflection and beliefs of the ancient Greeks. Upon arriving at the island of the Cyclops, Odysseus and his companions perform the sacrifice (most likely a libation of wine) to Zeus, the protector of strangers; its appearance on the island Odysseus explains the will of the gods: “So it was, of course, want mighty Zeus. “. He is convinced that the violation of the laws of hospitality, revenge. strictly heavenly Crown”. Even Cyclops, “not knowing the truth” Polyphemus, does not deny the power of the “thunder of Zeus”, but he is not afraid of the “immortal gods” Continue reading

Architecture of Ancient Egypt

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

Beautiful skyscrapers in the world

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

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