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Is only slightly rotate your view, so the flow of information overwhelms the mind. The sector survey now turned to fortification. Some time ago, going to visit his friend, found…

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Gothic castles
Gothic castles Selection of castles in Gothic and not quite styles. There are things that amaze people. One of these things are old buildings, particularly Gothic castles. How people could…

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The most ancient civilization in the world
The most ancient civilization in the world Where there were first ancient civilizations, as they were called, had achieved what was in their basis – all of these issues are…

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Underground Etruscan pyramids

Archaeologists have discovered an underground pyramid of the Etruscans

Known above-ground Etruscan pyramids, this is one of them. Most likely, they served as altars.

In Central Italy a group of American and Italian archaeologists have discovered a pyramid of the Etruscans — for the first time in the history of science. Structures carved into the volcanic tuff, on which stands the city of Orvieto. The upper part of one of them was used as a wine cellar, in which were seen the ancient stairs.

Having started the excavations, David George from College of the Holy. Anselm (USA) and Claudio Bizzarri from local archaeological Park noticed that the walls have a tilt, leading to the idea of a pyramidal form, informs compulenta. Passing through a layer of mid-twentieth century, archaeologists have reached a medieval floor.

Directly beneath, they came across a layer filled with red-figure attic pottery of the middle of V century BC, and Etruscan pottery with inscriptions VI?V centuries BC was discovered Next layer of material, which the builders deliberately covered the lower levels, where leave is cut in the wall of the stairs. Maybe in the tomb?

At a depth of about three meters found a tunnel leading to another pyramid structure. It is assumed that it was dug in the middle of V century BC this is All very mysterious — as should be the case with the Etruscans.

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St. Peter’s Basilica

St. Peter’s Cathedral the oldest building of the Vatican. Is this true?

The oldest building in Vatican city is St. Peter’s Basilica. It is considered, that it was erected in the fourth century during the reign of Constantine the Great, and subsequently rebuilt. However, it is not. Historians themselves recognize that Constantine the Great ordered to put on the grave of St. Peter a very different Church Basilica, of which nothing remains. It is reported that soon after it was built it was badly damaged. Blame for this was allegedly the first Pope Damasus, who ordered to dig channels in the district. As a result of the construction of the Basilica began to direct the streams of water, which destroyed the Church. It is interesting that, despite this, Pope Damasus was canonized. In the Vatican is named in his honour was the court of St. Damasus.

After the destruction of the first Church Basilica was built here the Cathedral of St. Peter. Which many consider to be very ancient. However, it was built in the sixteenth, seventeenth centuries. In 1628 he was consecrated by Pope urban the sixth. But was there ever the first Church of the Basilica? Look at some old pictures, which depicted the Vatican in the sixteenth century.

St. Peter’s Basilica and the analysis of its antiquity

Here, for example ancient fresco 1537-1541, located in the Castel Sant’angelo in Rome. It depicts the theatre Bramanti running down the hillside and connects the papal Continue reading

Gothic castles
Gothic castles Selection of castles in Gothic and not quite styles. There are things that amaze people. One of these things are old buildings, particularly Gothic castles. How people could…

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Gothic letter
Gothic letter Since the beginning of the printing appeared inlaid Gothic fonts — famous Gutenberg Bible was typed variant textures. In Italy, the first printed book with Gothic letters appeared…

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