CYCLOPS – in Greek mythology the one-eyed giant living in the cave. The legends about one-eyed giants exist in many Nations. About Cyclops all basically know thanks to the immortal Homer’s “the Odyssey”, in which brave Greek sailors were trapped on a desert island, we decided to spend the night in the cave and as a result found themselves captured by a one-eyed giant-the Cyclops Polyphemus. The easiest, of course, would be to assume a one-eyed giant fiction rich imagination of ancient people, which Homer wrote down the verses.
However, it is still serious evidence for the existence of Cyclops was found. As believed by some modern researchers, the emergence of the legend of the Cyclops was able to contribute. archaeological error. Greeks could be found in some cave on the island of Sicily, the skull of a mammoth (which is still found in Siberia). Large opening of the nasal cavity in the center of the skull could be taken as a single large orbit of the eye, and the relatively small real eye orbit on the sides of the skull would quite not pay attention [“VAW” 1997, N 5]. Today, scientists have information that several thousand years ago around the Mediterranean was inhabited by dwarf elephants, the size of the “one-eyed” of skulls which exceeded several times the human.
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Underground structure of the ancient Breakfast
In Bahmal district builders conducting excavation, accidentally discovered fragments of the ancient buildings. This was immediately hastened to inform the Institute of archaeology of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Uzbekistan. It happened in September last year.
Urgently to the place of discovery left the team of specialists from among scientific experts of the Institute. Assumptions were confirmed: indeed, on a hilly upland, near the village Novka where they extracted the raw materials for Usmanskogo brick plant, bucket unexpectedly revealed the foundations of some ancient buildings, but rather an underground passage, which was crossed with an unknown cone-shaped structure, resembling the well. Scientists struck by the fact that the cave was found a single subject of life (fragments of pots, jugs, traces of an ancient hearth, etc.). In the upper part of the walls of the dungeon were seen dredging. As it turned out, they were supported wooden poles, which served as protective elements from landslides. Therefore, during the construction of underground facilities have been used and wood materials. An underground passage was dug manually. In the floodplain, archaeologists discovered and sand.
Further excavations showed that this ancient underground structure was found near the village Novka, it is underground water, there is an underground water system that supplied at the time of the local Continue reading
Gothic clothing – “Black romance”
One of the modern ways of expression, mainly the younger generation, is the Gothic style. It is not only different from the rest of the world, special music and poetry, and specific clothes. It would seem that you can find beauty in the eerily dark ensembles who prefer Goths?
But it seems that the famous designer Donatella Versace was able to consider “cold” the beauty and Majesty of one of the most provocative, but at the same time incredibly sexy styles. As evidenced by last autumn-winter collection of the famous brand. The fashion catwalk was tagged with models in tight leather dresses, high boots appeared, with ornaments in the form of crosses and a predominance of black in the outfits. Fashion magazine Elle found in the handwriting of the collection Gianni Versace, and the most noble of the periodical revival of forgotten designers of the style defined as neo-Gothic.
However, before you focus on the major trends of Gothic style on the runway, let’s take a “procession” in history, to the origins of the emergence of the flamboyant style.
Gothic style of dressing: the story of
The Gothic style originated in France in the twelfth century — the very time when witches were burned mercilessly at the stake, the knights selflessly serve Continue reading