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
It is difficult to find the right words to describe impressions
of a Gothic Cathedral. They are high and reach for the sky endless
arrows of towers and turrets, visperhof, finials, pointed arches.
But more striking is not how much height. how much wealth
aspects. opening, when you circle around the Cathedral.
Gothic cathedrals are not only high, but also very
extended: for example Chartres has a length of 130 meters and
length of the transept is 64 meters, and to revolve around him
required to pass at least half a kilometer. And with each point
the Cathedral looks new. Unlike the Romanesque Church with its
clear, easily observable forms. the Gothic Cathedral is vast,
often asymmetrical and even heterogeneous in its parts: each of
its facades with their individual portal. Walls are not felt,
them as not.Arches, galleries, towers, some sites with
arcades, huge Windows, on and on – endlessly
complex, delicate open forms.And all this space
inhabited – the Cathedral both inside and outside is inhabited by a mass of sculptures (
in Chartres Cathedral around ten thousand sculptures).They
is not only the portals and galleries, but they can also be found Continue reading