The 10 most puzzling ancient artifacts
The 10 most puzzling ancient artifacts In the Bible it says that God created Adam and eve just a few thousand years ago, but from the point of view of…

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The most mysterious places of the world
The most mysterious places of the world People are always attracted by the mysterious and enigmatic place, they were surrounded by numerous myths and legends. In each country there were…

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Cyclopean structures of antiquity

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.

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Attractions Nicosia

 

The Church Of St. Nicholas is in the walled part of Nicosia. The building was built in the II century, initially, there was a Byzantine Church.

Initially, the Church. Nicholas was built in the Byzantine period, and then during the reign of Lusignan, to the Church, were added some Gothic elements. After further changes by the Venetians in the 16th century it was transferred to the Greek Orthodox Church. During the Ottoman period, when it closed Christian churches, the Church of St. Nicholas turned to the indoor market, “the thought”.

The Mansion Of Dervish Pasha:

The owner of two stone mansions built in the 19th century was dervish Pasha, who published the first Turkish newspaper in Cyprus, “Zaman”. The mansion is located in the district of Nicosia is the Arap Ahmet in the walled part of the city. The mansion has two entrances. At the main entrance depicts Muslim calendar for 1219 year (1807).

The first floor of the mansion of dervish Pasha built of stone, and the other from Adobe. In the ornament of the ceiling of the main room attached to the building later, you can see a calendar for 1869. The building is designed in the shape of the letter “G” and has a spacious courtyard.

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Gothic architecture

Gothic architecture

When we talk about the masterpieces of ancient architecture, it is impossible not to think about the flow of architectural art — Gothic. Many believe that the term “Gothic” appeared in the Middle ages, but it’s not. It was introduced in the Renaissance to generalize all medieval art, which was considered “barbaric”. In the first years of the XIX century, after the birth in the art of the term “Romanesque”, clarified certain chronological framework of Gothic. It was divided into three temporal divisions: early, Mature, late.

Scottish castle of the Duke of Argyll on Loch Fyne (1746-89) is one of Europe’s first neo-Gothic edifices.

In the nineteenth century, the British, the French and the Germans challenged each other’s right to be considered the pioneers of Gothic, but the palm in the revival of interest in medieval architecture unanimously pass the UK. In the Victorian era the British Empire in the metropolis and in the colonies led large scale and functional diversity in the construction in the Gothic revival style, the fruits of which are such well known buildings as “big Ben” and the tower bridge.

Fonthill-Abby — the country house of the English writer William Beckford, with 100-metre Gothic tower (built in the years 1795-1813).

The main place in Gothic architecture, is a religious buildings — churches. The Gothic Cathedral is a fusion of many masterpieces. Continue reading

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…

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People-the giants of antiquity
People-the giants of antiquity. The remains of a giant man People-the giants - the mysterious people of antiquity, spoken of in the legends of many peoples. In the Bible they…

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