The earliest period of the history of Azerbaijan
In the Azerbaijan SSR monuments of Khojaly-Gadabay culture are and foothill belts of the lesser Caucasus and in the valley on the right Bank of the river Kura; traces of…

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It is the oldest city in France
It is possible to call Him the oldest city in all of France – this is an exaggeration, but it preserved most of the buildings extant from the times of…

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Mysterious and amazing places on Earth

The more you travel, the more I wonder, just how much there is in the nature of mysteries and secrets. Such places are everywhere, even near us, if a good search, you can find a couple of mysterious places.

Recently, digging in the Internet, I found a large list of mysterious places of the Earth. He interested me greatly and I began to dig further. After some time I found that this list is simply copied multiple times on dozens of sites, without some clarifications, etc.

In addition, the list contains many mythical places whose existence is not proven, or it is a fiction.

So I decided to filter this list and Supplement sources, where possible.

What I came up with and I imagine your court. Continue reading

Gothic in architecture

After the fall of the Western Roman Empire in Europe began the so-called dark ages, during which many barbarian tribes did their Orgy on the remains of the Roman cultural heritage. On the background of endless wars there was a partial revival of Roman architectural tradition, which resulted in a Romanesque architectural style that formed around the X century and transformed in three hundred years Gothic.

Gothic style in architecture emerged in the XII-XIII centuries, with the advent of the high middle ages. On the basis of the Romanesque heritage and the growing power of the Holy see, which was necessary to emphasize appropriate scale Church constructions.

It is worth noting that the Church is so possessed the minds of men in those days that the agents it without much difficulty raised a huge human masses on an adventure, later called the First crusade, which captured Jerusalem and established Christian States in Asia Minor. This, in turn, contributed to the development of pilgrimage, and the pilgrims brought considerable income for the Continue reading