In the library there was a presentation of the book “fortresses of Novgorod the Great”
On 25 October in the reading hall of the regional universal scientific library there was held a meeting with the authors of the book “fortresses of Novgorod the Great” Lyudmila Andreevna Philippi and Ninel Nikolayevna Kuzmina, known in Novgorod and outside researchers of architectural monuments of our city.
Second and enlarged edition was published in 2012 in Saint-Petersburg, publishing house “Faces of Russia” with support of Committee of culture of Novgorod region. The publication contains new information and publications supplied with many illustrations, including archival funds of Russian state historical archive, the State research Museum of architecture. A. V. Schusev, the archives of the Novgorod scientific and restoration management, and others. In a book published the author’s reconstruction and drawings that enable to visually represent the shape and evolution of the fortifications of Novgorod in different historical periods. The authors emphasize that “sixty years ago scientists did not know much about the weapons of the fortress of Novgorod. From annalistic sources of the more famous military history, and the architecture remained blank. Only in the last Continue reading
Underground city of Derinkuyu
Underground complex of Derinkuyu is located in the same village (ancient name – Melagobia, Turkish – Manenguba, which means “deep well”) is 30 km South of Nevsehir in Cappadocia (Turkey).
The complex is a large eight-level underground city, with a depth of about 85 m, the largest city cleaned today in Turkey, covering an area of about 1,500 sq. m. According to archaeologists currently open only 10% of this ancient city. Only five levels deep in the past, here was large enough to accommodate and lead a life of approximately 20 thousand people together with their products for life, and even livestock.
Derinkuyu was opened in 1963, and in 1965 he was available for inspection by tourists. The city was built probably in the VI-X centuries. It is known that 8-km-long tunnel linked the ancient underground world of Kaymakli – one of the largest underground cities, but at the moment, the tunnel is impassable because of debris.
The entrance to the cave is located in one-story building among the plateau at a height of 1355 m above sea level.
In the city you can see the rooms, chapels, vent pipes, wells, halls, stables for livestock, barns, schools, kitchens, wineries, Continue reading
Interesting pattern: the Gothic style returned to life approximately every 100 years for over three centuries. By the beginning of the XXI century we have already gathered the authentic monuments of architecture of the “Gothic style”, formerly known as Russian pseudo-Gothic style, so you can confidently say: Russia is also a country of Gothic ruins. The greater part of the ruins and monuments it represents.
First of all it should be noted that we used to have “Gothic” referred to all ages, so and St. Basil’s Cathedral Moscow enlightened for the times of Catherine II – also Gothic. In a narrow understanding of the term “Gothic style” is called architecture that combines elements of Western European medieval, richly flavored old Russian décor with Oriental motifs, existed since the 70-ies of the XVIII century to the beginning of the XIX century. Russian craftsmen had no habits just copy foreign models; rather, they produced a bizarre symbiosis of local and foreign traditions. And with the Russian pseudo-Gothic European cathedrals, overwhelming its cold grandeur and size, was replaced in our land openwork, ornate buildings of medium size.
The first example of Gothic architecture in the Moscow region is the entrance of the Palace. With him is associated and the most burning secret Russian Gothic. There are rumors saying that Catherine II, for which the Palace was built, rejected almost Continue reading
The highest religious buildings
Temples, cathedrals, churches and chapels are not only a sacred place for religious people, but also a stunning attraction for tourists. The Church is practically in all cities of the world and most of them have interesting and unusual architecture. Also, some churches stand out for their scales. Here is a list of the tallest religious structures in the world.
1. The great Hassan II mosque is 210 m
The Hassan II mosque located in Casablanca is not only the largest mosque in Morocco, but in General the most largest religious temple in the world. It was built during the government of king Hassan II in 1993 and offers a wonderful view of the Atlantic ocean. It is noteworthy that the architect of the mosque — the Frenchman Michel Pinto, was not a Muslim. At the same time in Hassan II mosque can pray 20 thousand believers and another 80 thousand — on the square near it. The total cost of this building amounted to about $ 800 million. And it is the donations of the faithful. The Hassan II mosque is one of the few religious buildings in Morocco where non-Muslims allowed. Inside praying hall is decorated with 78 columns made of pink granite, the floors are covered with Golden marble and green onyx in winter the floor is heated, and the Central roof part can be moved apart. Paying 100 dirhams (about 10 American dollars), anyone can get in and make photosgraphy.
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Mysterious places of the planet
Our mother Earth is full of secrets and mysteries, in all the big planet in different places have their mysterious place. Blog about the most interesting things to tell, about some of them.
Near the crash site of the Tunguska body is an abnormal geopathic zone, which most likely it is with a fallen meteorite and connected, called “devil’s cemetery”. Also draws attention to the fact that the coordinates of this zone fairly close to the node geocriological lattice. In this meadow the incomprehensible nature of the radiation inhibits the trees growing there, scare the animals, causing headaches and a great sense of fear.
As eyewitnesses note, what is most interesting T – shaped meadow not only are rotting corpses advanced on imprudence here cows. In the 1980s a former resident of the Cova reported a strange Polyana as follows: “On the bare ground lay the carcass and bones of birds and small animals, and the overhanging branches of trees on a glade of charred, as if there was a fire…”.
The modern expedition as “Cova 87;88”, which was recovered on the quest has not reached its goal, but it does not say about the lack of “Ferris cemetery”, as it is very difficult to find in the forest clearing 200 – 250 meters of the clearing. However, in the 90-ies became aware of a rather successful attempt to find that Damn clearing, about which were written Continue reading