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Notre Dame de Paris

Notre Dame de Paris

The history of the Cathedral

The term “Gothic” (from the name of the Germanic tribe is ready) emerged in the Renaissance. Gothic called any art which did not conform to classical antiquity forms. In art history it is customary to distinguish early, Mature (high) and late(“flamboyant”) Gothic.

Among the cathedrals of early Gothic architecture the most majestic and, of course, the famous Notre Dame de Paris (Notre Dame Cathedral). The construction of the Cathedral on île de La Cité was begun in the XII century on the initiative of the Paris Bishop Maurice de Sully. and lasted nearly 170 years. The first stone was laid by the king Louis VII in 1163 G.

During this period the Romanesque style gradually gave way to Gothic. It is the synthesis of two architectural styles, the Notre-Dame de Paris owes its unique appearance. This is not a squat Romanesque Church, but not yet soaring Gothic Church.

But still new style prevails: in the contours of the Cathedral reign of vertical and pointed forms. Thanks to tapering upwards wall niches and narrow Windows with tracery columns, Cathedral “flows”. A flat surface is minimized, as if the building consists of a game of volumes, the contrasts of light and shade. Especially plastic nature of the architecture of Notre Dame expressive in Eastern Continue reading

Pyramids in China

Pyramids in China

Mysterious structures that are found in different parts of the world, the pyramids have attracted the attention of both scientists and ordinary people interested in history and cosmology. The pyramids in China were first described by European salesman Schröder only at the beginning of the twentieth century, unlike similar constructions in Egypt and Central America that are famous around the world for a long time. Chinese pyramids are concentrated around the cities of XI’an and the three suns. The most famous chain of pyramids in the valley North of Sanjana, stretching for fifty kilometers and resembling the milky way. Pyramids in China by its architecture divided into stepped, consisting of two or more terraces, and not speed. Speed is reminiscent of the pyramids of the Sun and moon in Mexico.

White pyramid in China

The great White pyramid in China is the highest of the pyramids, located on the territory of the country. The great White pyramid in China is about 300 m, which is 2 times the height of the pyramid of Cheops. Only in the 90-ies of the last century, an Austrian researcher Hausdorf, with the permission of the authorities of China, visited the ancient structure to study. A pyramid constructed of tightly compacted clay, in ancient times it was lined with close-fitted blocks of white stone. At the present time because of the devastating impact of natural factors and of life Continue reading



Interaction energies ” Theory and hypothesis

The history of science strongly suggests that often progress in any field is achieved by employing an entirely different science. A more thorough study of megalithic structures is also revealed unexpected results.

Earlier historians without a doubt attributed solely to the megalithic cult structures: either to places of worship or to the rudiments of ancient observatories. The reason for such CategoryName opinion was the observation by some astronomers have studied, for example, Stonehenge. And then, initially, the hypothesis N. Lokera about what Stonehenge was used for astronomical observations was interpreted by the archaeologists very hostile. Because such findings did not fit into the stereotypes — which could be “astronomical observations” of people who had no written language and lachiusa miserable existence.

Indeed, the artefacts in the burial ground found by archeologists near the British megaliths, to put it mildly, not dazzling. Primitive digging antler, stone mallets, crudely fashioned pots of burnt clay indicate that their owners are all these “windmillhill”, “binary” and other tribes (the names they came up with archaeologists themselves), who lived in the British Isles in the era of construction of Stonehenge, were engaged in hunting, fishing and gathering. What a Grand Continue reading

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