Castles Of Scotland
Castles Of Scotland Castles have long been a historical and cultural symbols of Scotland. Almost every travel booklet on Scotland, you can see their colorful photos and advertising and educational…

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The Architecture Of Ancient Greece
  The architecture of Ancient Greece is the architecture that was created by people who spoke the Greek language (Greek group of dialects), their culture flourished in mainland Greece and…

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Tavrida dolmens

Tavrida dolmens and places of power

In the immediate vicinity of the village of Gaspra (Big Yalta) is located a few Taurus dolmens . have been preserved since the 6th century BC . This is a very well-known but not fully explored. It is older than ten thousand years. Even younger than the Egyptian pyramids. Mossy slabs shrouded in mystery, so they are very different.

The first set of dolmens consists of four cameras, and next, 300 metres from the trail is another four-chamber complex of dolmens. Two secondary camera still not destroyed, survived even their covers.

The dolmen, or “stone boxes” are megalithic structures. Megaliths (from Greek Megas – large and lithos – stone) called the ancient structures of multi-ton, often carefully cut stone blocks. They are quite prevalent and famous in the world. In the traditional understanding there are several types: menhirs –single, stacked stone pillars, stone circles — circles of such stones.

It is still unknown the exact purpose of these structures. There is a version of religious and mystical purpose, that they play the role of a portal channel for communication with other spaces Continue reading

Famous Gothic buildings

About Gothic gargoyles

About Gothic Gargoyles. A gargoyle is an architectural decoration, usually found on the exterior of large buildings which were constructed during the medieval Gothic period. Most gargoyles are not homogeneous in form or appearance; their only similarity is their grotesque and outlandish features. Some appear like simple faces carved into the ledges.

Invented

The first known gargoyle was believed to have appeared about 600 BC. The great fire-breathing dragon named La Gargouille terrorized a small village near the river Seine in what is now known as France. Romanis, a questing Christian knight who was later declared a Saint, arrived. He promised to kill the dragon if the people of the village converted to Christianity and built a Church. When they agreed that he confronted the dragon, subdued it with the sign of the cross, and burned it in Dole. The animal’s head and neck were impervious to the flame, and thus, they were installed on a newly built Church. This is the first report of the gargoyles.

History

The building of gargoyles in one form or another existed long before the Gothic period. Combination of humanoid and animal characteristics draws heavily from Egyptian and Sumerian depictions of gods and demons. In fact, the definition of the gargoyles was changed quite late in the history of the structure. To the last of the Gothic period, Continue reading

Megaliths: the mystery of the stone giants
Megaliths: the mystery of the stone giants In Southeast Asia, North Africa, Spain, the coasts of France and England and in many other places towering strange construction of the huge…

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The largest Islamic religious buildings of antiquity
The largest Islamic religious buildings of antiquity Sasanian Iran became the most important region for the spread of Islam and development of Islamic culture, including architecture. Scandicci Iran has existed…

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