Mysteries of ancient dolmens
On the black sea coast and in the mountains of the Western Caucasus there are unique ancient buildings – dolmens. Caucasian dolmens, strange little houses with a round hole in the centre, whose age is several thousand years old, considered the eighth wonder of the world. They are called dwarf houses, supposedly built by giants, aliens observatories and even frozen UFO. The dolmen was found in the 60-ies of XX century in Krasnodar territory has more than 5 000 years. Inside it were found the remains of three bodies – two female and male, bones of horse and several sheep, bronze and gold jewelry, fragments of pottery. Apparently, the dolmen was buried the local Prince, and with him in the other world went his property, war horse and two wives. Interestingly, women were imprisoned in a stone tomb, apparently still alive. They obediently waited their time near the body of the deceased spouse.
Translated from the Breton language dolmen means “stone table”.
Archaeologists have calculated that the dolmens from 3400 to 5000 years, there are even some older than the Egyptian pyramids. In the Caucasus there were more than 7 thousand, and there are about 150. Some dolmens are gathered in our century anew from the ruins.
After the great Patriotic war on a strange stone structures trained bomb experts, and many of these unique monuments were destroyed.
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The most mysterious places on the planet
Despite the fact that over the last century man has visited almost every corner of the Earth, the planet still remained somewhat mysterious places, the origin of which still remains a mystery.
However, the purpose of these magnificent sculptures and the method of their production are still unknown to modern man. The average weight of one such statue is several tons, that makes us think about how ancient people moved these giants, because we know that the moai were created in various parts of Easter island.
This mound is the most ancient and unusual structure in the whole of Ireland, representing a corridor tomb with a height of thirteen meters and a diameter of eighty-five. Newgrange was built a thousand years earlier than the Egyptian pyramids, made of clay, wood, stone and earth.
Its design is still extremely strong and durable, and best of all, completely waterproof. A mysterious feature of the mound is that at the winter solstice the sun’s rays penetrate through a small hole in the special aisle, lighting the floor of the main room of the tomb.
The world’s most mysterious ancient structure is considered to be located in England, Stonehenge. This placed in a certain order stone slabs enveloped in a wide variety of legends.
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Catacombs, as a term, means from the Greek for erosion depression. These are the ancient underground cemeteries, which were mainly used for shelter in Rome. Many of the Christian and Jewish communities during the persecutions of the first and subsequent centuries was hidden here.
Christian catacombs have their origin, according to most experts, that of the second century. And until the mid-fifth century, their total volume was significantly expanded. The most important buildings of this kind, which were intended for burial in the Italian tradition, located on the outskirts of cities and towns. In funeral rites, which arose between the second and fourth centuries in Rome, there is a lot of interesting things. Originally, there were only burial, where Christians met in terms of funeral rites.
In times of persecution this chain of buildings only used in exceptional cases as a shelter. At that time there were in Rome above-ground cemeteries, which were probably widespread. They will be used in the future by Christians for several reasons. This attitude of Christians to the theme and philosophy of death created space problems, which largely influenced the development of culture in the catacombs. Using the surface of the cemeteries, the available space was soon exhausted, because the graves were used only once. The catacombs have solved this problem economically, Continue reading