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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 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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THE GREAT STRUCTURES

I was very interested. As if I had been in the journey. The world does so many amazing and mysterious structures.

Petrova Daria, 7th grade

A very interesting Olympics. When you search for the answers, very much I found some interesting facts. The creative task was also interesting, it is a pity that it could fit on only one page!

Kovchak Elena, 6th grade

Great! Love the story. Many questions were answered immediately. But got a new one! Questions like, is not complicated ,but interesting. Thank you! Best wishes .Misha. Continue reading

Buildings of ancient Rome

Buildings of ancient Rome.

And although Herbig ascribes his elevation the General democratization of the Greek society, in which moved first of few notable folk gods, we actually have no direct evidence to assume that the pan always remained the exclusive deity of the lower classes. On the contrary, associated with it philosophical speculations rather suggest the opposite.

Its history, however, is interesting because it reveals a possible path elevation forest pastoral бога1 to the extent of the great borosque, way, which, apparently, was also and Hermes-mercury 6. And he had sutileza in streams, and ib the groves, and the hills and he was honoured as the guardian of the harvest and herds, houses and the edge of the ditch and only later acquired a more General meaning and new functions. Continue reading

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France
The Cathedral of Notre Dame built by Robert de Luzarches is a true masterpiece of Gothic architecture and also the last in a series of Gothic cathedrals of Ile-de-France, erected…

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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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