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About the most mysterious structure on the planet - gates Tonga
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Lace Gothic Prague Castle

The place is known to everyone, and it is called Prague Castle. Today our tour guide will be already known by our previous walking man – Dr. Frantisek Kadlec, Director of the tourism Department of the Administration of Prague Castle. So, in order to understand when and why the Gothic style appeared in the Czech Republic in General and Prague in particular, let us look a little into history.

Then Charles IV decided to invite to Prague architect and the first architect who comes to Prague for the construction of the Prague Castle became a French architect Mathieu of Arras. In 1344 he laid the first stone of the future Gothic Cathedral. The Gothic style was very different from its predecessor is quite simple Romanesque style. Now we are in the so-called Third courtyard of Prague Castle, and the very structure of St. Vitus Cathedral speaks eloquently about what Gothic architecture is very luxurious and magnificent.

Mathieu of Arras was destined to work on the construction of the Cathedral for eight years. He died in 1352. Then Charles IV was forced to seek a new architect, and he found him in the person of a young native Austrian city of Gmunden Peter Parler, who at the time of arrival to Prague was only 23 years old. Continue reading

During the reconstruction of the Nesvizh castle have been discovered unknown underground structures

Correspondents BelTA has learned that during the reconstruction of the Nesvizh castle have been found, unknown to the present day underground structure .

The Radziwill Palace, known to many tourists, is famous not only for those buildings, which are located on the earth’s surface, and their cellars, crypts and dungeons. During the reconstruction of the castle, as reported by the supervisor of the restoration work Sergey dromic, it was a new underground structure of impressive size, located under the ramparts and destroyed in the XVIII century. But recently about its existence no one suspected! During the reconstruction was also able to find new collectors, communications, wells; “back to life” two of the underground passage, once providing for the siege of the castle for a long time (they were mentioned in the documents of XVIII century).

Now all structures located under the ground, ready to receive visitors, and over time it will house the exhibition. Continue reading

The great wall of China

The great wall of China is one of the largest and oldest monuments in the world. Its total length is 8851,8 km, on one of the sections passes near Beijing. The construction process of this building impresses with its scale. We will tell You about the most interesting facts and events from the history of the Wall

First, a little delve into the history of the great facilities. It is hard to imagine how much time and human resources required to build a building of this scale. Hardly anywhere else in the world there is a building with such a long, great and at the same time tragic history. The construction of the great wall began in the III century BC during the reign of Emperor Qin Shi Huangdi of the Qin dynasty, the Warring States period (475-221 BC). In those days the country in dire need of protection from attacks of enemies, particularly the nomadic people of the Huns. It was involved one fifth of the population of China, at that time it was about a million people. Continue reading

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