Cyclops Cyclops, m. (GK. kyklops – round). 1. In Greek mythology as a fantastic creature, a giant eye in the middle of the forehead. 2. What the one-eye in 2 Val. (Zool.).
Cyclopean cyclopean, cyclopean (historical.). On buildings, structures: huge, gigantic, letters. built by the Cyclops (as explained by ancient Greeks the ancient origin of the residues.
M. Cyclops a Giant with one eye in the middle of the forehead (in Greek mythology).
M. Cyclops, see Cyclops.
Cyclopean ADJ. 1) Huge giant (usually about buildings, constructions). 2) Consisting of large stone blocks without binder solution (in archaeology).
The cycloparaffins same as cycloalkanes.
Cyclopean Buildings built of large hewn stone blocks besswaznaya solution; the ancient Greeks attributed it to Cyclops (cyclopam).For the most part belong to the bronze age, known in the Mediterranean.
Cyclopia (from the Greek. Kyklops – Cyclops – one-eyed giant), malformation;both eyeball totally or partially merged and placed in odnogrupnitsu.
Cyclops [gr. kyklops round] – 1) in Greek mythology – the giant with one eye in the middle of the forehead; 2) Cyclops – SEM. the detachment of invertebrates copepods crustaceans (copepods); have.
Cyclopean [gr.; see Cyclops] huge, Continue reading
The most mysterious places of the world
Fly into space, race to build skyscrapers, clone living organisms and do many things that until recently seemed impossible. And still unable to unravel the mysteries of the builders and thinkers who lived thousands of years ago. Ancient boulder weighing hundreds of tons surprises us more than a computer the size of half your palm.
Stonehenge, UK, Salisbury
The altar, Observatory, tomb, calendar? Scientists have not come to a consensus. Five thousand years ago there was a circular ditch and ramparts around it with a diameter of 115 m. Several centuries later, the ancient builders brought here 80 four tons of rocks, and a couple of centuries — 30 megaliths weighing 25 tons. The stones were set in a circle and in the shape of a horseshoe. The kind where Stonehenge survives days, largely the result of human activity of recent centuries. People continued to work on stones: the peasants otkolupyvala from them the pieces, amulets, tourists are marking their territory inscriptions and restorers cooked the rest for the ancients, as here they that stood correctly.
Pyramid Of Kukulkan, Mexico, Chichen Itza
Every year in the spring and autumn equinox at the foot of the sanctuary of the Supreme deity of the Maya — Feathered Serpent — gather thousands of tourists. They have observed a miracle “phenomenon” of KUKULCAN: the Serpent is moving down along the balustrade of the main staircase. The illusion the game creates triangular shadows Continue reading
In the paleolith — the ancient stone age, primitive it was presented music, dances, songs and ceremonies, and geoglyphs — images on the surface of the earth, dendrogram images on the bark of trees and the images on the skins of animals, various body adornments using colored pigments and all kinds of natural objects such as beads, popular and now. All of the above but not able to withstand the onslaught of the ravages of time. So, survived and were discovered only gradually abstract symbols carved on artificially superhard rock surfaces on the territory of Central India, Northern Australia and in Peru. as well as icons of positive and negative hand stencils and animal images in the cave (Nerja, on the southern coast of Spain, SWE. Ardeche, South of France) zoomorphic and anthropomorphic sculpture of small forms (Venus of the Lobby-Fels and the People-lion in the Swabian ALB, Germany) from bone and stone, engraving and bas-reliefs of the bone, stone tiles and the horn, the time of the upper Paleolithic (35.000 — 40.000 thousand years) and numerous clusters of petroglyphs on the rock surfaces under the open sky, the Neolithic, or new Continue reading