General view of temple complex
While in the 60-ies of XX century in some strange hill in Turkey began to claim the title of the oldest structures on Earth, the oldest religious structure on the…

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The megaliths of Donbass - the legacy of ancient Hyperborea?
In the vicinity of the village Donskoye of Volnovakha district - unsightly rocky soil, where the surface of granite rocks. And yet there is a lot of randomly placed rock…

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Mysterious underground tunnels

Mysterious underground tunnels are found on all continents. Experts are convinced that this is a very ancient constructions. But it is still unknown who built and for what purpose.

Moves under the world

Polish researcher Jan Pink argues that system of ancient tunnel covers the entire planet, including the ocean floor. The tunnels seemed to be burned into the surface of the earth. Their walls are hardened melt rocks that look like glass. Modern humanity is similar tunneling technology is unknown.

The oldest tunnels, whose age is estimated at nearly a million years, was found in 1965 by the Argentina ethnologist Juan Moritz. In Ecuador, in the province of Morona-Santiago, his expedition explored and mapped the system of tunnels, mostly rectangular, running at a depth of 230 meters. Their smooth walls seem to be polished. They are ventilation pipes with a diameter of about 70 centimeters. These mysterious underground structures extend for hundreds of kilometers in different directions, including towards the Pacific ocean. Most of them still remain unexplored. Continue reading

The Hunchback Of Notre Dame

Notre Dame Cathedral built in the Western part of the island the Sieve, on a place where in the I century ad was a Roman altar dedicated to Jupiter. Among the Gothic churches of France the Cathedral of Notre Dame stands out austere grandeur of its appearance. Depending on the time of day and weather its silhouette is painted in various tones of grey from steel to smoke. And in the evening, in the rays of the setting sun towers of the Cathedral look pink-ash…

In beauty, proportions, the degree of realization of the idea of Gothic art, the Cathedral of Notre Dame is an absolutely unique phenomenon. Today, looking at its holistic and harmonious ensemble, it is impossible to believe that the temple was built almost two hundred years, he repeatedly reworked and capital was restored.

The construction of the Cathedral began in 1163 in Paris Bishop Maurice de Sully. The first stone in its Foundation was laid by Pope Alexander III. In the construction process, which ended only in the mid XIV century, the original plan of the Cathedral has undergone several changes, taking the Mature Gothic art. Continue reading

The Gothic quarter

The Gothic quarter ( Barrio Gotico in Spanish ) is the oldest part of the city — here is a large part of the historical heritage of Barcelona. And slowly walking through the narrow streets of the Barrio Gotico, it is impossible not to feel the breath of antiquity.

One of the most symbolic places in Barcelona for tourists from all over the world is the Cathedral ( Spanish Catedral de la Santa Cruz y Santa Eulalia ), which is located in the heart of the quarter. With it we will begin our walk. Spacious New square in front of the Cathedral allows you to fully enjoy the beauty of the main facade of the building. In the courtyard of the Cathedral you can see 13 white geese, symbolizing the 13 years in which innocent Holy Evenia, the patron Saint of the city, was martyred at the hands of the Gentiles. You might be surprised, but it was the Cathedral, not the famous Sagrada Familia ( Spanish Basílica y Templo Expiatorio de la Sagrada Familia ), is the seat of the Archbishop of Barcelona and the main Cathedral of Barcelona. Continue reading