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What where and when the megaliths were created?

Megaliths (from the Greek. μέγας — large, λίθος — stone) — prehistoric structures of large stone blocks, joined without cement or mortar. In the limiting case that one module (the menhir).

Early megalithic structures of Asia Minor.

Large ceremonial structures IX Millennium BC have been discovered in Asia Minor. They belong to the era of the emergence of agriculture and animal husbandry in the society, under the influence of or directly from it happened later middle Eastern and European Neolithic. Structures are a large circle patterns, based on megalithic columns (3 m or more) of solid hewn stone. The most ancient of nowadays known are the temples of Göbekli Tepe and Nevali-Chori. In the Göbekli Tepe thus far excavated only four churches out of about two dozen. The diameter reaches some 30 m. On the columns there are bas-relief images of animals (foxes, boars, lions, birds, snakes and Scorpions)[7]. Although these temples are the oldest megalithic structures on Earth, it is unknown how they are related to European megaliths.

European megaliths.

Megaliths are prevalent worldwide mainly in coastal areas. In Europe they mostly date back to the Eneolithic and bronze age (3rd — 2nd Millennium BC), with the exception of British Continue reading

The main attractions of Vienna

The main attractions of Vienna

Vienna – capital of Austria. a city with a long history and a global capital of music. Here lived and worked, from Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms and other great composers. In addition, Vienna attracts tourists for its rich architecture: the buildings in this city are used to illustrate the styles of different eras, starting with the Romanesque and early Gothic to contemporary postmodernism.

His acquaintance with Vienna it is best to start with a visit to the Stephen’s Square (Stephanplatz), on which stands St. Stephen’s Cathedral – a city landmark and a national symbol of Austria. Originally here stood the Basilica, which in the twelfth century and formed the Cathedral. In the middle of the thirteenth century, when Vienna was a fire that destroyed much of the city, including St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Soon construction work began, and by the beginning of XIV century there was built a magnificent Gothic building. The Cathedral was damaged in the war with the Turks in the XVII century and during the Second world war. In 1948 it was restored. St. Stephen’s Cathedral is considered one of the most beautiful and majestic Gothic buildings of Europe.

Among the many Vienna attractions should be highlighted Augustinian Church is another monument of Gothic architecture. It was built in the XIV century, in the heyday of Continue reading

WHAT TO SEE IN FRANCE IN THE WINTER

WHAT TO SEE IN FRANCE IN THE WINTER

France will make your vacation great at any time of the year. But especially the colorful French city becomes on Christmas eve.

Going on vacation in winter, it is very important to develop an optimal travel route.

If you are not a fan of winter sports and don’t want a whole week of basking under the tropical sun, it is best to go to one of the European countries, such as France.

France will make your vacation great at any time of the year. But especially the colorful French city becomes on Christmas eve.

In France a huge number of churches, perhaps the most interesting of them are the cathedrals: Chartres Cathedral, Notre Dame de Paris, the Strasbourg Cathedral, the Russian Orthodox Church in nice.

Artsci Cathedral, one of the first Gothic cathedrals of France, located just one hour drive from Paris. The first mentions of it date back to the 12th century. In the 13th century in the Cathedral had a major fire, resulting in most of the building burnt down, and this monument was completely rebuilt from scratch in the Gothic style. However, out of the fire managed to save one of the main shrines – “the tunic of the virgin Mary”, which since then is stored in the Cathedral Treasury.

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Gothic romance
Gothic romance Gothic novel ( Gothic romance ) Book series. Publisher: Ladomir. A series of books Gothic novel is on sale: Also in different bookstores have collections of Gothic novels,…

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Megalithic megalomania
In Mountain Shoria, thoroughly mastered miners, loggers, geologists, hunters and fishermen, tourists and long ago living here by Shors, find some cyclopean structures, similar to artificial. Modern people who have…

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Mysterious structures
Saiki S., Nemirovsky district Southern bug region rich in mysterious constructions in the form of walls and ditches. They were used by our ancestors as a protective and defensive structures…

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