The great wall of China
The great wall of China The great wall of China is one of the main attractions of China, symbol of China, familiar to every foreign tourist. But, although the outlines…

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Gothic style in architecture
Gothic style in architecture. The word Gothic, in the culture of the Renaissance signified a curse rather than something worthy of attention. So the Romans called all associated with the…

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Mysteries Of Koenigsberg

 

Secrets of the Kaliningrad underground.

Germany offered to restore the USSR Kaliningrad in exchange for buried treasure.

In the building of the FSB in the region before the war was located Polizei-Presidium capital of East Prussia and the premises of the Gestapo.

In königsberg there were 12 large and three small Fort, and hundreds of concrete and brick shelters.

Many Kaliningraders still believe that there is a “underground Koenigsberg”. Supposedly the whole factories to the railway stations and kilometers of tunnels (leading up to Hitler’s in Poland “Wolfsan”) under the ancient city. Since the beginning of the 50s of the last century there is a legend that Germany offered the Soviet leadership to rebuild Kaliningrad in exchange for the treasures hidden in königsberg under the ground. Search the underground city is still occupied by dozens of enthusiasts.

Member of the Geographical society of RAS Ivan Koltsov, who worked in his time in Kaliningrad there are rich values with a large number (many tens of tons) of gold, silver, amber, precious Continue reading

THE MONASTERY OF ST. POTAPOV

THE MONASTERY OF ST. POTAPOV

Corinth is one of the largest centers of Ancient Greece, which flourished in the XVII-XVI centuries BC With the times to nowadays the remains of the majestic temple of Apollo, with its monolithic columns. The Roman period is much richer presents: temple of Octavia, the fountain of Pyrene, baths of Auricle, etc. a year and a Half he lived here and preached the Apostle Paul. His two Epistles to the Corinthians included in the Bible. The road to Ancient Corinth, first of all, pay attention to Acrocorinth and the Corinth canal. Acrocorinth is a mountain with an altitude of about 670 meters, which offers a beautiful panoramic view. In ancient times there was the Acropolis of ancient Corinth, and what can be seen today are the remains of a Byzantine fortress. The channel connecting the Aegean and Ionian sea, is 4 km from Ancient Corinth. Dug in the late nineteenth century, he makes a strong impression today. Next on the program – visit one of the most famous monasteries Grecii – Cathedral Potapov. The women’s monastery, still active, is located at an altitude of 700 m Above sea level at 14km from the Spa town of Loutraki. The monastery contains the relics of St. Potapov.

MONDAY: DELPHI

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The architecture of the Palace of Soviets

The architecture of the Palace of Soviets (part 4 – the Ancient East has left us huge constructions. )

The ancient East has left us a huge buildings like pyramids, temples, palaces in which the forms that suppress human rights, has found its vivid expression of the social structure of ancient despotism, the system of slavery, a system of intimidation of human rights. Architectural ensembles and monumental buildings of Greek antiquity created by the ancient democracy of the heyday of the Athenian state. The Acropolis and its constituent temples, including the Parthenon, represented the brilliant examples of architecture, imbued with a deep sense of nature and man, thin plastics architectural and sculptural forms. These samples were studied the architecture of all subsequent centuries. These samples are of great interest and instructive to us.

However, even these architectural works of antiquity bear the features of the limited class, of which I have spoken. Ancient democracy was developed on the basis of the slave economy. Only a limited proportion of the people, the so-called free citizens of the ancient States, to participate in public life, create cultural values and use them. The nature of the social system of ancient Greece is reflected throughout the ancient culture.

More sharply this inner inherent limitations of classical culture, had an impact in Rome. Largest state Continue reading

The most "Scottish" town of Australia
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The Gothic quarter
The Gothic quarter This medieval quarter, with the most outstanding urban monuments, also called "Cathedral" (Barry de La seu), it has a more funny name "rovell de l OU" (egg…

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