Reims Cathedral
Reims Cathedral (FR. Notre-Dame de Reims) is one of the most famous Gothic cathedrals in France. For many centuries it was the place of coronation of most French monarchs. It…

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Bridges in ancient times
From the capital construction of a bridge over the Moscow river for a long time held the danger of invasion of enemy troops from the South, where the river was…

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The Gothic quarter in Barcelona. What to see?

The Gothic quarter is a district of Barcelona, home to magnificent medieval buildings, there are several major monuments.

The history of the Gothic quarter is rooted in the very ancient times, in the times of Roman rule over Spain. After the collapse of the Roman Empire, the city, and with it quarter fell into decay, but only in order to blossom in the most glorious days of Catalonia when it was the Kingdom of Aragon. Most of the building dates from the 14th and 15th centuries. The tumultuous events in the history of Catalonia and Spain in the following century and again could affect the safety of local attractions, but fortunately for the tourists. the block stood on their foundations firmly.

The sights of the Gothic quarter

In the neighborhood you can find a huge number of interesting medieval buildings and some buildings are real sights, a magnet for tourists. Continue reading

The Cathedral (Duomo)

The Duomo Cathedral of Milan, bearing the name of Santa Maria Nascente. This Gothic Church was built for nearly six centuries, and today is the fifth largest Cathedral in the world and the largest in Italy. The Duomo is located on the place where once was the center of the Roman Mediolanum, – this is confirmed by the fact that modern streets either radiate from the Cathedral or surround it. Under the building of the Duomo you can see the early Christian baptistery, built in 335, the year, is one of the oldest Christian baptistery in Europe.

In 1386, the year Archbishop Antonio da Saluzzo began construction of the Cathedral, which coincided with the coming to power in Milan of Gian Galeazzo Visconti. The first architect was appointed Simone da Orsenigo, which planned to build the Cathedral in Lombard Gothic style. However, Visconti wanted to follow the fashion trends of European architecture, and therefore invited the French engineer Nicolas de Bonaventure, who added the style “rayonnant Gothic” – French style, not common in Italy. He also decided that the brick structure should be marble. In 1402, the year Jan, Galeazzo died – by this time the Cathedral was only half completed, and construction was frozen nearly to the end of the century. Continue reading

Pyramid lake Rock

There is no doubt that the Egyptian pyramids is the most famous. But they are not the most ancient structures of pyramidal form. In the U.S. state of Wisconsin there is a pyramid, whose age, presumably, 12 thousand years. It turns out that it was built during the last ice age. And made it a very highly advanced civilization…

Rock lake is located 20 miles East of Madison (Wisconsin). Its length is eight and the width is about four kilometers. In 1836, American Explorer Nathaniel, hair accidentally discovered in the lake a small stone pyramid with a flat top. He called his discovery Atzalyno and suggested that the discovery not less than a thousand years.

His discovery of Heyer not attach particular importance on the American continent many of the pyramids, “the cult of the hills” and burial mounds. But in 1862, the press began to be published, which said that the pyramid lake Rock is one of the most ancient pyramids.

It was argued that the pyramid is on the bottom of the lake which was formed many years ago, and, therefore, the construction should be over all Indian tribes. Continue reading

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