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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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Megaliths: the mystery of the stone giants
In Southeast Asia, North Africa, Spain, the coasts of France and England and in many other places towering strange construction of the huge boulders. Scientists call them megaliths. It’s a giant, roughly-worked blocks of stone weighing several hundred tons. The megaliths or standing separately from each other, and then they are called menhirs, or form complex structures – dolmens and cromlechs. Giant blocks are not fastened by any cementing substance, but they are so carefully fitted that they cannot put even the blade of a penknife. On the mystery of megaliths scientists struggle for a very long time, but the basic questions still remain unanswered.
It is noticed that the megaliths tend to be sea coasts, and the farther from the sea, the smaller buildings. The most famous megalithic monuments located near the French town of Carnac on the southern Brittany coast. The main attraction of Karnak is a huge megalith, bearing the name of St. Michael. According to researchers, this structure initially served as a burial vault. Later, the megalith was covered with earth, and the top formed on its hilltop location in the Middle ages the chapel was erected.
And to the North of the town of field is located at 2935 huge menhirs height Continue reading
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.
This is especially true in the case of temples where each Continue reading