Malta - history, puzzles
Track prehistoric carts Among other merits before history, the Maltese archipelago is world famous for the fact that the most ancient man-made structures on Earth are located here. This is…

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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…

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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 Gothic Cathedral

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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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.

Karev, Mikhail, 6th grade

I liked this contest. All quiz questions are very interesting. To answer them, I had to refresh my memory of many historical and geographical information. I wish these contests were held more often.

Baykova Karina, grade 6

In modern nagrazhdeniya,

Skyscrapers, buildings, narrowness,

We saw the facilities –

The old ancient beauty.

For a trip around the world,

Project we Your thank.

We wish creative success,

Thank You we say.

Elena Marchenko, 8th grade

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The most puzzling unexplained phenomena
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Tavrida dolmens
Tavrida dolmens and places of power In the immediate vicinity of the village of Gaspra (Big Yalta) is located a few Taurus dolmens . have been preserved since the 6th…

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