Not far from Kronstadt of water rise from the silent walls of the Fort “Emperor Alexander I” or “Plague”. The history of abandoned structures, in which a hundred years ago there was a mysterious laboratory, is still stirring imagination of residents.
What is the Fort? The word Fort comes from the Latin fortis and the French fort, which means strong and sturdy, and the fortification is to strengthen and build defensive structures.
Fort “Emperor Alexander I” (“Plague”) is one of long-term defensive structures included in the system of defense of Kronstadt. Located on a small artificial island South of Kotlin island. From 1899 to 1917 has been used as a laboratory to study the plague.
Since 1923 strengthening again passed into the hands of the military, who created the warehouse mine-sweeping equipment. And by 1983, the Fort was abandoned. Continue reading
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
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