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Mysterious ancient megaliths

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

Russian Bastion Of The Knights Templar

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

York Minster

Amazing York Minster in the UK is so remarkably fit into the overall picture of the city of York that it is hard to imagine the city without it. The magnificence fantasy English architects resulted in the building fully. All thought long and hard about how the Cathedral harmoniously fit into the overall view of the city and not lost. York Minster is so delightfully and harmoniously blended into existing fine lines and areas that the residents loved him immediately and began to bring money for a donation to the Cathedral became even better.

If you arrive in York, it will open your eyes a gorgeous picture – the large and majestic Cathedral built in the Gothic pattern, standing in the center of the main square of the city, adorns all its shiny appearance and bright lamps glowing under the domes of the Cathedral. By the way, about the structure of the Cathedral. He was insanely tall and majestic its height is about 160 meters and the towers have a height of 60 meters. This is a respectable size, sat down to consider that these very high buildings in York is no more. The Cathedral is unique in its kind. Interestingly, the wooden roof over the nave is painted in the color of the stone, creating an even greater effect of grandeur and scale. North and South transepts have the same color, creating a unique harmony of Union with God, when you come here. Continue reading

Gothic art
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Review of enigmatic constructions of ancient times
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