What are megaliths?
What are megaliths? The word megalith in the literal Greek means "big stone". Precisely this term was proposed in 1849 by English scientist A. Herbert to refer to prehistoric structures…

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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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Megalithic structures

 

Covered with earth, it forms a high hill on top of which in the middle ages

century the chapel was built, gave it a name.

If you walk a little North from town, you can get in the field where

in the grass between the rare pine trees lined up like soldiers on parade,

the rows of menhirs – huge, up to five meters tall, oblong stones,

set vertically. Here 2935 pieces. They are elongated in 13 rows

length of four kilometers. Some of them can be detected

undeciphered still embossed lettering. It is difficult to identify precisely (about it

mentioned above), how many centuries these stone giants were unshakeable

here. The construction of the megaliths in Brittany by archeologists to the bronze age.

The curious tourist can head even further North on

towards the city Oreg. The track will lead him to another sample

megalithic structures – the dolmen of the mané-Kerioned long covered gallery.

Turning to the East, and passing the ruins of an ancient Abbey, curious

the seeker will encounter a number of amazing monuments: the dolmen

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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 the Peloponnese, the Aegean Islands and in colonies in Asia Minor and Italy in the period from approx. 900 BC to I century ad the earliest remaining architectural works Dating to about 600 BC

Ancient Greek architecture is best known for its temples, many of which are located throughout the region, mostly as ruins but many of them have survived virtually intact. Another known type of buildings, Dating from the Hellenic world is the open – air theatre, the oldest of them were created about 350 BC Other surviving architectural forms: monumental arch (propylon), market square, and the place for popular assemblies (Agora), which was surrounded by a multi-tiered colonnade (Stoa), the town Council building (bouleuterion), the public monument, the monumental tomb (mausoleum) and the stadium.

Ancient Greek architecture is distinguished by its highly formalized characteristics in relation to both the structure and the decorations.

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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 yolk).

The quarter, located between the Cathedral and the town Hall, and partially surrounded by the bastions of the Roman walls, is probably the most attractive part of the city. In the beginning of XX century it was called “Gothic” . although the Gothic buildings have survived in other parts of the city. However, this is where the architectural ensemble of buildings stood in perfect harmony and deserved the most attention in this quarter was conducted a number of serious restoration work.

The quarter begins with the Plaza Nova, the oldest area of Barcelona, with which once it was possible to enter the territory of the Roman settlement “Barsine” and which in the XIII century was the most prosperous market town where they sold slaves as well. Here still two Roman towers that were part of the old city wall, which was the only protection of the city until the XIII century. To this period belongs the Bishop’s Palace (Palau Episcopal), which is located to the right of the Roman towers, thereby creating a striking contrast with the modern building of the College of Architects, the exterior frieze designed by Picasso.

Baroque facade of the XVIII century facing the Plaza Nova, should not mislead: actually, this is a very ancient Continue reading

Cyclopean structures of antiquity
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…

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Irrigation of Egypt
    Hydraulic engineering river, the natural flows of the rivers using different methods engineering and hydraulic structures, providing navigation, flood fighting, hydropower, hydro, water and environmental protection — always…

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