The pipeline - Nord stream - Russia-Germany
In the Baltic sea ended with the construction of the first pipeline "Nord stream". On the seabed the pipe is directly connected Russia and Germany, and this fall should begin…

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Gothic sculptures and their relationship with architecture
In sculpture, the transition from Romanesque to Gothic occurred slightly later than in architecture, but over time its growth continued at an incredibly fast pace. Ancient Gothic sculpture in just…

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The stained glass Windows of cathedrals
The word stained-glass is derived from the Latin vitrum - glass, and later from French vitrage — glazing. The so-called art form, in which the image is applied to the…

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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 we are proud of:

The oldest extant European book

Which of the extant books is the oldest? It’s a complicated issue, given the fact, the very definition of the word “book” has caused a number of debates. However, it was recognized that the oldest book preserved in perfect condition, is the gospel of St. Cuthbert. This book is leather bound in red, written in the 7th century. In 2012, the British library of London paid her $ 14 million the Belgian congregation of the Jesuits. Its fully digitized version can be found on the Internet. The book is a copy of the gospel of John, written in northeastern England for Saint Cuthbert, and then placed in his coffin. When the Vikings began their first raids on these places, the local monastic community left his abode and together with the coffin of St. Cuthbert moved to Durham. The coffin was opened in 1104, when the construction of a new Church dedicated to this Saint. Since then the book was passed from hand to hand until it came to the Jesuits. Continue reading

Top most mysterious places in Nikolaev

Friday the 13th – the number that is in excess of the guidelines and specifications need not completely. This year good Friday is held under the number 13! This fact can not give certain colors and moods. NikLife too will try to be on this day very careful, for mystical places in Nikolaev enough.

Say that Nikolaev is absolutely not an easy city. Sprouted from human bones, he hides himself in the bosom a lot of mysterious secrets that can’t leave indifferent even the bravest sailors ever entering this city. Because of them, because very few people were previously able to penetrate this strategic platform in the world and found out some interesting features, perhaps a little exaggerated, but even legends need to be a bit instructive and memorable.

In Nikolaev mysticism is where to turn and to roam, to take into account the fact that many nikolayevets calm myself walk and do not realize that is stored, not so deep beneath the earth on which they tread. And there, believe me what did not, and Golden carriages, and Turkish treasures, and old catacombs, and forgotten cemeteries. However, sometimes I want to say that much better not to know – so calm! Sometimes it is very useful to know some details, so easy to sleep and think that it’s neighbors rustle behind the wall. Continue reading

Restoration of antiquities

Restoration work is an opportunity and value not only our time. The restoration was carried out at all times. For these reasons, it is difficult to establish the true age of ancient structures.

According to the legend engraved on a pink granite slab between the paws of the Sphinx, the Egyptian Prince Thutmose into the wilderness to hunt, was tired and lay down in the shade of the Sphinx. In the dream statue, calling himself Horemahet or Mountains on the horizon (the most ancient name of the Sphinx), addressed to Thutmose. Sphinx complained about his destroyed body and arriving sand. Horemahet suggested that Thutmose the throne in exchange for help.

Dreamed of are Prince the dream, unknown. But when he became Pharaoh Thutmose IV, he introduced the cult of the Sphinx in the New Kingdom (1550-1070 BC). The sphinxes appeared everywhere in sculptures, reliefs and paintings, often representing Royal power and the sacred power of the sun.

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Architecture. Architecture Gothic style
The samples of early Gothic style in Spain are rare. Refectory of Santa Maria La Huerta – clean and elegant as the best of similar buildings in France; the Cathedral…


Industrial landscapes of antiquity
Many of the "old" buildings, careful consideration, be... parts of the "industrial buildings" and not temples, minarets or other frills. We present you some colorful and overwhelming evidence. In January…