Dolmens near Gelendzhik
The dolmens (from Breton. tol — table and men — stone) ancient megalithic (that is, composed of large stones or stone slabs) man-made structures of some form. The object of…

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The oldest artifacts in the world
Mankind has always had a special thrill in relation to the creations of our imagination and intellect. In General, this is true, because such artifacts distinguish us from animals, and…

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The most famous Catholic churche
Structures like churches in all ages were built with the aim to glorify the name of God. To our times preserved many sacred places, whose beauty, history and mythology is…

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NEO-GOTHIC, GOTHIC REVIVAL

The GOTHIC revival, the GOTHIC REVIVAL (Gothic Revival) architectural style, draw inspiration from medieval architecture and the opposing neo-classical revival in the United States and great Britain; on the continent it is possible to find only separate examples of this style. The earliest example of the Renaissance of elements of Gothic architecture is the house of the English writer Horace Walpole — strawberry hill. As in many other buildings of early Gothic was primarily used for its picturesque and romantic qualities, with little consideration for structural deficiencies or unsuitability of the building for its functions. Another ancient example of the trend toward the use of ornament and decorations is built by James Health, the Abbey of Fonte hill — farmhouse with tower height of 82 meters there are Few things more brighter to illustrate both the impracticality of usage and the romantic associations with the middle ages.

The earliest manifestations of nostalgia for the architecture of the Gothic in respect of private buildings, but by 1820 the years, public buildings in England are also beginning to be designed in the Gothic style. Perhaps the most famous example of this architecture — new houses of Parliament (1840), designed by sir Continue reading

Top 10 tallest buildings in the world

“Burj Khalifa tower” is a skyscraper height of 828 meters in Dubai, the tallest building in the world. The shape of the building resembles a stalagmite. The opening ceremony was held on 4 January 2010 in the largest city of the United Arab Emirates — Dubai. The building is planned to open on 9 September 2009 simultaneously with the opening of Dubai metro, but the opening was postponed to January 2010 due to reduced funding by the developer. The exact height of buildings is 828 m (163 floors). “Dubai tower” was designed as a “city within a city” — with its own lawns, boulevards and parks. The total cost of construction — about $ 1.5 billion. The Burj Khalifa is a key element of the new business center in Dubai. Inside the complex there are hotels, apartments, offices and shopping malls. The building has three separate entrances: the hotel entrance, the entrance to the apartments and the entrance to the office. The Armani hotel and the offices of the company occupy floors 1 through 39 (except for the 17 and 18 floors, a technical floor).
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Ancient Egypt

The beginning of the heyday of the slave system in Ancient Egypt historians refer to the III Millennium B. C. the ancient Egyptian pharaohs who were enslaved in those distant times of neighboring peoples and owned hundreds of thousands of slaves, was a well-known simple cooperation of labour, the joint participation of groups of people in various related works.

New economic and technical possibilities of the ancient Egyptian state used for the construction of huge temples and pyramids. The architecture of the pyramids, which served as burial places of the pharaohs, in its development went from simple designs to more complex and perfect.

It should be borne in mind that each building is created primarily for specific practical purposes, renders its shapes and sizes different emotional impact on people. About the power of this influence was known in ancient times. Continue reading

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Labyrinths and seids
The territory of Northern Karelia is studied by ethnographers over four hundred years. Many scientists devote all his time to studying the life and history of the tribe of the…

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The most famous Catholic churche
Structures like churches in all ages were built with the aim to glorify the name of God. To our times preserved many sacred places, whose beauty, history and mythology is…

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