Mexican pyramids
Mexican pyramids FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT IN MEXICO MOST people today know about the Egyptian pyramids. In America, particularly in Mexico, archaeologists also found a lot of structures such as pyramids.…

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The appearance of a Gothic Cathedral
The appearance of a Gothic Cathedral. The final phase of medieval architecture – Gothic. Unlike Romanesque churches, Gothic churches an easy, graceful and huge, they stretched in length. The RIM…

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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

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Patom crater

Patom crater is one of the most mysterious places on the planet.

General information about the Patomsky crater

Patom crater is a conical hill of crushed limestone, located in the Bodaibo district of the Irkutsk region. The crater is a conical elevation, reaching 40 meters in height, its diameter slightly exceeds 180 meters. Covered with grey crushed limestone crater similar to a lunar crater, but unlike the craters on the Earth satellite, the Patom crater is located on the hillside, completely covered with taiga.

Cone Kolpakov would be correct to call a truncated cone – it is not crowned with a pointed top, but the top, which is a flat circular shaft in the center of which is located a funnel presumably of volcanic origin. The volume of the cone is about 230-250 thousand m3, the weight of the crater is estimated at one million tons. On the slopes of the crater are several larches, whose age was estimated at 200 years, and in the center of the crater in the heart of the inland hill grows a single tree age of about 70 years.

Patomsky crater, also known as Chebulinsky or Yavlinsky and as the cone Kolpakov – opened it in honor of geologist Vladimir Kolpakov. The local population proudly calls it “the Nest of fire eagle”, though prefers to avoid.

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The most terrifying places in Europe

The most terrifying places of Europe

There are many places where through the ages is preserved not only history, but also transmitted legends about the incredible residents that are invisible to us, but constantly reminding of its existence. It is about the places located in Europe and inspire fear in tourists, we decided to talk on the eve of all saints Day.

Bran Castle (Romania)

Bran castle famous for its connections with Vlad Tepes, better known as count Dracula. Vlad was – even by the standards of the XV century – an exceptionally cruel ruler, known for piercing through, not by cutting off heads of their enemies, though not to drink like Dracula, their blood. Vampire masks, blood-red wine and wooden daggers jostle for popularity in the market, located at the foot of the castle. Inside the castle wrapped spiral staircases and low doorways add to the sense of fear.

The Sedlec ossuary (Czech Republic)

It is a small chapel next to the castle, Kutna Hora contains the remains of up to 70,000 people and attracts around 200,000 tourists every year. This is largely due to the fact that the bones of these people were arranged in a bizarre art form. The interior of the chapel contains unique items such as a chandelier made of bones and garlands of skulls.

Placki, Kent (England)

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Megalithic structures Sochi dolmens
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Mexican pyramids
Mexican pyramids FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT IN MEXICO MOST people today know about the Egyptian pyramids. In America, particularly in Mexico, archaeologists also found a lot of structures such as pyramids.…

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