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The oldest city in the world

Jericho

The history of Jericho goes back centuries. Archaeological excavations have determined the age of the city is eight thousand years BC. The name Jericho means moon, month “yareach”.

The name of the city tells that it was compared with nocturnal luminary of the earth and, therefore, was of great importance. It has a unique location below sea level to 260 meters.

Now it is located on Palestinian territory in the Jordan river, with its Western side, about a dozen miles from the Dead sea.

This ancient city has a rich history. Many times he was destroyed, but was reborn from the ashes like a Phoenix. Despite the destruction, Jericho was inhabited since the moment of Foundation till the present time continuously. And where people live, there is history of humanity.

The bronze age

The city is repeatedly mentioned in the Bible. Perhaps those fragments of walls Dating to the bronze age, which archaeologists have found, are those, which was destroyed with a loud sound of trumpets, called in the old Testament Jericho.

You need to tell us a little about biblical history, which is the oldest city in the world – Jericho. The old Testament povestvuet that in 12-13 centuries BC, the Hebrews, rukovoditelyam Naveen, came to conquer Jericho. They surrounded the walled city. Continue reading

Gothic art

The classical expression of the Gothic style got in France — the Motherland of Gothic cathedrals. In the 12-14 centuries is the Association of French lands, the state is formed, laying the Foundation of national culture. The first monuments of French Gothic architecture originated in the province of Ile-de-France (Saint-Denis Abbot Suger), the heart of the Royal possessions. In these temples preserved some features of Romanesque architecture: the massive walls of smooth, sculpted sculpting models, the heaviness of the towers of the facade, the clarity of the compositions, calm horizontal divisions on four tiers, massive monumental simplicity of forms, the parsimony of the décor.

The greatest buildings of the early Gothic Cathedral of Notre Dame (Notre Dame, founded in 1163, completed until the mid 13th century; the crown of chapels in the early 14th century Il. 81, 82), characterized, in spite of numerous completion, the integrity of the appearance.

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The most beautiful and interesting temples of the world

We continue to get acquainted with the most interesting temples. Today we will visit 7 of them, and if you’re lucky, and look inside.

Duomo di Milano ( Milan Cathedral )

In the heart of Milan there is a magnificent, Gothic-style Cathedral. Many pointed spires, sculptures and statues, columns and turrets — all white marble Milan Cathedral. From any excursions in Milan Russian. you will learn that the Cathedral was built over five centuries and is still the fourth largest Cathedral in the world. From the roof of the Cathedral offers spectacular views of the city. Inside the temple is worshipped by all the inhabitants, the Golden statue of Milan’s patron Saint, and above the altar is a nail that the legend was removed from the cross on which Jesus was crucified.

Jubilee Church ( Jubilee Church )

Jubilee Church or the Church of Merciful Father God was built in 1996-2003 by architect Richard Meier. Initially the Church was intended to revitalize the lives of residents, but, over time, it became a real social centre of Rome. Jubilee Church stands on a triangular site surrounded by high-rise apartment houses in which live about 30,000 people.

The Church of Paraportiani ( Church of Paraportiani )

The snow-white Church was built in the 15th – 17th centuries on ostrovityane, Greece. The temple consists of 5 churches, four of which are on the ground, and the fifth is based on them. Continue reading

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