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…

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Stone structures
Stone structures and celestial cycles The ancients understood that the treatment of the Sun and moon has different cycles, so they built special structures made of stones to track them.…

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Nikolaev underground
Excursions around the city to Nikolaev I think Nikolaev grey and ordinary city? As it is not so! The history of the city keeps many legends and stories. We invite…

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The great wall of China remake?

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

Mysteries of ancient civilizations

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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Underground river?

Come out from the banks of the underground river?

24 September lecture “Smart Moscow” held in the reading room of Turgenev lecture Maxim Deputatova, specialist in the history of the Moscow metro. The expert told about the underground rivers in the capital, but also about the very principle of construction of collectors and the history of such communications. We all know that the pipe size named in honor of the pipe, in which flows the river Neglinka, but did you know that a pipe was there during the reign of Catherine II? Slon leads a condensed version of the lecture.

In Moscow there are about 170 small rivers, streams. The city stands on this spot many centuries, it grows, develops, and with it changes and hydraulics. Why do people build all kinds of waterworks in the city (in the city, agriculture we do not consider)? The answer is simple: to solve the problem of wastewater – where else? Wastewater is not just sewage, and any liquid waste of human life. How did you solve the required problem old man? Yes is not solved, just poured all over the fence and calmed down. But slowly the ideas came to dig some channels, pin boards, stones. And even better – tile the top. Thus appeared the first drainage tunnels. The famous Maxim of the Roman Cloaca ( Cloaca Maxima, the Great sewer) was one of the first drainage systems in the world, it was built in the VI century BC and has survived to the present Continue reading

Wroclaw
Wroclaw Wroclaw is the historical capital of Silesia, one of the largest ancient cities in Poland. Wroclaw is situated on both banks of the middle reaches of the Oder, on…

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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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