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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Although the term “Gothic” is most often applied to architectural structures, the Gothic style also included sculpture, painting, book miniature, costume, ornament and so
The origin of the term the Word comes from Italian.
gotico — unusual and barbaric — (Goten — barbarians;
the historical Goths, this style has nothing to do), and was initially used as a profanity.
For the first time the notion in the modern sense used by Giorgio Vasari in order to separate the Renaissance from the middle ages.
Gothic completed the development of European medieval art, which arose on the basis of the achievements of Roman culture and the Renaissance (Renaissance) art of the middle ages was considered “barbaric”.
Gothic art was a cult on purpose and religious topics.
It appealed to higher forces of the divine, of eternity, of the Christian worldview.
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Construction of such monuments as Stonehenge, the Great Pyramids of Giza, Sacsayhuaman fortress and other ancient buildings? Many scientists believe that in some cases only to deliver massive stones to the construction site would require tens of thousands of workers.
However, a small man from Latvia insists that these ancient structures were built with much less effort by applying construction a secret lost for centuries. He even claims that he was able to apply this technique in practice, during the construction of the mysterious Coral castle.
In 25 years Liedskalnins Edward was engaged to a girl who was 10 years younger than him Agnes the SCAF, which he affectionately called “sweet sixteen”. Unfortunately, the night before the wedding, the bride Edward changed his mind and left him. Surprisingly, Leedskalnin decided to build a truly magical castle in memory of his lost love.
After this cruel disappointment and suffering tuberculosis Leedskalnin emigrated from his native Latvia to USA. He settled in Florida city, which has realized the project of one of the most impressive and enigmatic buildings ever built by one person: the Coral castle or as he calls Liedskalnins – “Stone gate Park”.
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