Since the days of the Roman Empire preserved the most ancient European sculpture equestrian monument — a bronze equestrian statue of Emperor Marcus Aurelius (II century). The mighty horse is walking like a proud gait, the rider raised his hand in greeting… But the face of Marcus Aurelius aloof, introspective, tired. A realistic portrait of the Emperor-philosopher seems inconsistent with the heroic image of a courageous leader.
Equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius (166-180). Although this Emperor was a philosopher and stoic (in his book “Alone with myself” he wrote: “…All related to the body like a stream, to the soul — a dream and smoke. Life is a struggle and the journey through the wilderness”), his bronze monument contemporaries perceived as a symbol of military power of Rome.
At the end of III — early IV century Roman portraits has changed a lot. Sculptors less is the beauty and grandeur of appearance, nature and mood of the person. Appearance begin transmitting simply: huge eyes, conventionally decorative head of hair, often distorted body proportions. This was associated with what was a new era — the era of the Christian worldview.
External beauty was considered a non-major, all attention was given to the spiritual principle in man. A striking monument of that time — a giant head of Constantine I (early IV century). In the portrait of its Creator managed Continue reading
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…Looked at whether the person imposing ruins of Memphis or Palmyra, whether at the foot of the great pyramid at Giza, wandering on the banks of the Nile, pondering whether among the mysterious abandoned citadel of Petra, no matter how vague it may seem to the origins of these cultural remnants of the prehistoric era, he gradually finds a fairly solid ground for the conjecture. No matter how impenetrable a curtain that hides the history of the ancient monuments, though here and there appear gleams, through which you can see the light. Known descendants of those who erected these monuments, also, albeit superficially, the history of Nations, traces of which surround us. The antiquities of the New world it is otherwise. There, along the coast of Peru, across the Panama isthmus and North America, in the canyons of the Cordilleras, in the impassable gorges of the Andes, and especially beyond the valley of Mexico city lie the abandoned ruins of hundreds of once mighty cities, erased from people’s memories and even lost the name. Buried in dense forests and inaccessible valleys, sometimes at a depth of about 20 meters underground, they remain a mystery knock us off and keep silence more than the sphinxes of Egypt. We know absolutely nothing about America before the time of the Spanish conquest. There is no even relatively Continue reading
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 Coliseum, the Egyptian pyramids or the great wall of China, will bring you even more pleasure. Besides the traditional Mahjong, you can play the game “Exchange bones”, “Find a pair”, “Four rivers” and others. Search for the same image, use the special dice and get bonuses!
“Exchange bones”, “Four rivers”, “Memory” and other kinds of the famous Chinese solitaire will distract you from worldly worries and will allow you to enjoy chores. And a stunning backdrop of the playing field with the image of the wonders of the world civilization is sure to delight you!
By the way, before the beginning of each stage in the game will be seven, you will be able to learn the history of a place, which is the world cultural heritage. This is the legendary Colosseum, the Egyptian pyramids and the Great wall of China. What is yet to come? To proceed to the next historical milestone you can, if you successfully complete 20 levels of the previous stage.
To catch the allotted time to solve the problem of each level, carefully review the rules of the game. For example, if in the traditional Mahjong you are required to find a pair of identical dice, the game “Find naaru” serves to do the opposite. Be careful! If required Continue reading