Corinth is on the narrow isthmus connecting the Saronic and Corinthian gulfs, that is, the city was the port of two seas, and through him was all the trade between the West and the East of Greece. It was a very prosperous city since the eighth century BC had its commercial and military fleet. But in rivalry with Athens Corinth lost and gradually fell into decay. In 44 BC Julius Caesar re-founded Corinth as a Roman colony. Here preached the Apostle Paul.
Archaeological excavations of the city allow us to estimate the huge size of Corinth. Most of the buildings of the city belong to Roman time, but the remains and the more ancient buildings. For example, the complex of the ruins of the temple of Apollo 550 B. C. He was standing in the center of town, on a low hill. Preserved seven of its monolithic limestone columns. Elegant ancient Greek city fountain Peirene, restored in Roman times, still supplies water to the local village.
Paved marble road Lechaion linked its port with the city and ended the extant staircase with majestic Propylaea. From the temple of Octavia remained only three Corinthian columns. The temple was built on a raised Foundation and is dedicated to the sister of Emperor Augustus.
4 km from the city on the rock is Acrocorinth. This fortress, erected on the ruins of the Acropolis, which it has Continue reading
Over a narrow wooden pews were placed choirs, the entrance to which was from the top deck of the slope of the mountain. During the invasion of Batu Khan, the monastery was damaged, but Elias Church survived.
At the end of the XVI century the main volume of the Church was raised to the level of the top of the Gables and developed complete multi-profiled cornice, was also built an apse. Over her and above the pews were constructed of small chapters. The Church purchased a cubic volume and became three-headed.
In 1649 Elias Church converted: demolished ancient porch and a Western pentagonal extension, which allows to increase the internal space by dismantling large parts of the ancient Western facade of the wall, adjacent to the ancient narthex, Chora destroyed. Western Chapter was also dismantled, but has a Chapter on the extension. Built the Central dome, which became a much-salomei. Monument acquired the features characteristic of the Baroque style in Ukraine. In this form it has reached our time. The monument of time, triceps, in terms of one-neny with a rectangular vestibule of the same width with the nave and a semicircular apse, the devil-stolbny. The cupola drum of the Central dome arches are included in the wall. The temple facades are segmented with blades.
Spatial resolution miniature physical size of the temple is high-rise development through a multi-tiered conclusion.
An extensive network of ancient underground tunnels discovered under Europe
The ancient underground tunnels under Europe
Once, a few years ago when I just started the idea to create this websiteand I in one dear journal, I came across some information in the form of an article about a huge network of underground tunnels, built by someone unknown and for what purposes. These tunnels were really huge in all respects. In height (according to the author, freely moving train), and length (tunnels connecting not only different countries but even different continents).
Subsequently, I periodically attempted to find any more information on this topic, but failed, found nothing. So the other day, on one of bourgeois websitee, I finally came across something remotely similar. I would like to share with you, dear friends. Read, think, commentsiroam.
Of course, the various underground catacombs scientists have long not surprised, but thousands of underground tunnels discovered during the stone age, extending the network all over Europe from Scotland to Turkey, perplexing admit to researchers the original purpose of its construction.
German archaeologist Dr Heinrich Kusch, in his book “Secrets of the underground door in Livny world” (original German title Continue reading