Historians can’t find an explanation for the existence of many amazing buildings of antiquity that were built around the world.
The British Stonehenge is just one of many megalithic (giant stones ) structures that are widely distributed in Europe, especially in its Western part and in the British Islands. Stone monoliths in several tons weight are separate, in the form of a kind of the poles, vertically or horizontally, making together a similar goal and design sometimes forming circles.
With the help of new theories and recent discoveries by scientists are trying to find a connection between these located at a considerable distance from each other structures.
These stone structures have attracted the attention of Alexander Thom, a Scottish engineer and Professor at Oxford University. For several years he researched them thoroughly. The results of the survey and resulting theory were published in two books -“the Megalithic structures of Britain” 1967) and “Megalithic lunar observatories” (1971). Continue reading
This mysterious and famous phenomenon like Stonehenge still causes more questions than gives answers. Who has erected these giant sandstones on Salisbury plain in southern England? And how and for what purpose was Stonehenge built?
Garrans, Kaktusen, Ireland (2005)
However, Stonehenge is not one of a kind stone megaliths can be found around the globe.
Photographer Barbara Yoshida traveled across the world to capture ancient buildings of stone boulders at night. These images became the illustrations for the book “Look to the moon: megaliths by moonlight”, authored by Barbara Yoshida.
The very first megalith Barbara saw in 2003 in Scotland. It was “Circle Brodgar”. Barbara describes it as a circle of huge stones, located on the island of Mainland in the Orkney archipelago of Islands. All night she photographed a magnificent structure that bears no less puzzles than Stonehenge. As the temperature at night fell on the camera lens appeared drops of moisture that condense in the air, making the shots star trails are longer. Continue reading
Theories of different researchers about the knights Templar
In Western historiography for the past many years the trend was broad-based development in the study of the history of the Order of the Temple. The main thesis of these works is in the title of the Chapter. In Paris book shops and publishers offer many works and treatises, dedicated to the Order; some of them acceptable, others almost absurd. However, relative to French scientists Umberto Eco wrote: “the Carelessness of the French scientists concerning bibliographic footnotes are well-known. But this case has surpassed most of the bad expectations.” These words fully apply to research on the history of the Order. In fact, in the last quarter-century about the knights Templar have been put forward the most extravagant hypotheses, some of them, however, are not without Foundation.
1. The Templars and Gothic architecture. There is an opinion that the Templars or were the inspirers of the idea of Gothic cathedrals or Gothic cathedrals were built, or gave money to their building. Jacques de MAHIEU claims that less than a century the Templars built 80 cathedrals and smaller churches 70. Continue reading