The most mysterious places on the planet that cause silent horror and interest at the same time.
In present world, everything is accelerating: if some cities are growing with cosmic speed, others are quickly abandoned. Ruin, lack of development or man-made disasters force people to leave their homes. The once flourishing city come into disrepair and become overgrown terrifying rumors, attracting only the most desperate tourists. The combination of mystery and danger arouses interest and against the will attract attention, and the view of nature that quietly captures created by people, returns us to an understanding of his own insignificance in the face of time.
This incredible city year 1341, Sichan or “Lion City”, flooded during the construction of the HPP. The city went under water, and around there was one of the most picturesque artificial lakes with 1078 Islands.
Abandoned military hospital in the city of Beelitz, Germany
The town is located 40 kilometers from the capital of Germany. During the First and Second world war the hospital was used by the military, and in 1916 it was treated Adolf Hitler. After WWII the hospital was in the Soviet zone of occupation and became the largest hospital outside the Soviet Union. In 1995 Continue reading
French architect Jean-Pierre Uden announced the disclosure of the secret of the great pyramid. The researcher believes that the huge 137-meter structure was built from the inside out: the architects used an external design reminiscent of modern scaffolding, and phased construction of several layers of stone blocks. Thus, the pyramid was constructed according to the principle of matryoshka dolls: inside the pyramid of Cheops is somewhat smaller, bearing the weight of external walls. Russian experts share this opinion, noting that between the structure of different layers can take decades.
“This hypothesis could be true, — has informed our edition Egyptologist, fellow of the historical faculty of Moscow state University Olga Tomashevich. — It is known that, for example, the pyramid of Pharaoh Djoser was built in three stages: external cladding is clearly visible the previous layer. By the way, this pyramid subsequently increased even entirely one way.” Djoser, the first Pharaoh, who had granted himself to the rank of God, lived in the XXVIII century BC, and that to him belongs the idea of building the ancient pyramids, which in contrast to the later steps were built in several levels. “However, even before the pyramids early architecture Egyptian architects built mastaba — rectangular burial buildings, the height of which Continue reading
Brick architecture in ancient China.
● The appearance of the name “gold brick” can be explained by two factors. One of the reasons is when we tap on the brick heard a ringing sound that resembled the ringing of metal. The second reason for this name lies in its price. The production of the bricks were quite expensive and requires investment of considerable material and labor resources that could not afford even every wealthy man. It was a brick of very high quality, designed for the Imperial palaces. Manufacturing technology of gold brick was strictly observed throughout the production process. It included choice of clay with the appropriate characteristics, if not sufficient amount of the desired clay, we applied the methods of obtaining artificial clay with desired characteristics. After preparing the clay followed her shaped and then the blank bricks were sent for drying, and after a certain amount of time was subject to burning. And the firing process was the most time-consuming and energy-consuming. The first month of the brick was burned on smoldering husk, the second month – on wood chips, in the third month the brick was burned on the branches and on the final stage of the firing occurred on the pine branches for forty days. Altogether it is 130 (one hundred thirty!) days. The laying of the gold brick was also conducted without undue fuss – the masons were obliged to Continue reading