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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

In Russia found an ancient structure comparable to the stone hangem

Geological expedition discovered in the mountains in the South of the Kemerovo region, a stone “wall” of piled up on each other rectangular blocks. According to one version, find — a man-made structure older than 100 thousand years. Scientists compare the structure with Stonehenge and the Egyptian paramasamy this summer and intend to again go on an expedition to solve the mystery of its origin. About it ITAR-TASS informed the Deputy Chairman of the Tomsk branch of the Russian geographical society Eugene Vertman.

In Russia found an ancient structure

According to preliminary estimates, the height of the wall is about 40 m and a length of almost 200 m. the length of the “bricks” that make up the building reaches 20 meters, their height — 5-7 m. the Weight of each block — more than 1 thousand tons. Part of the rectangular stones scattered on the slopes of the mountains, which are adjacent to the main discovery.

Scientists are considering two versions of the origin of the “Russian Stonehenge”. According to the first, construction could build an ancient civilization. Continue reading

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The attraction of the Gothic quarter
It starts at Placa Nova, which once it was possible to enter the territory of the Roman settlement "Barsine", where began to Barcelona. Gothic it was called in the beginning…

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