The most beautiful Gothic cathedrals.
Aachen Cathedral – one of the Imperial cathedrals of Germany, which for centuries were crowned monarchs to reign. He began his history of about 800 years, when king Charlemagne ordered…

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Mysterious Stonehenge
The harsh and inhospitable terrain seems plain of Salisbury in southern England. Icy chilly winds blow here all year round. Viewing a blog about travel. found an interesting photo of…

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Ancient technologies and structures: Peru

Blocks cut out of stone, perfectly adhere to each other. In the joints between two blocks do not pass even an ordinary sheet of paper or a credit card.

For binding the data blocks not used for the solution. Blocks attached by a snug fit and a three-dimensional structure of masonry.

In the video above, perfectly describes possible ways of working stone, but the actual acting method, which was used by the builders, no one knows.

This is due to the fact that the way to cut granite blocks directly from the rock and to Polish them and in modern technology.

Strikes and the high precision with which the blocks were made. Not only that, all of them are best fitted to each other, and have clear, straight edges.

In masonry blocks found rough and well polished. Unusual is that the last slightly protrude above the mass, although if they were worn in a natural way, it ought to be Vice versa. Continue reading

Peru and Bolivia long before the Incas

Another type of masonry, which attracted our attention in Cusco, has left a very ambiguous impression. This clutch of relatively small (although sometimes reach hundreds of kilograms) of mainly rectangular blocks of granite or basalt, laid without any mortar.

On the one hand, this style of masonry radically different from the megalithic polygonal. In addition, some of the houses where there are areas of walls with similar walls date back to the period already already after the Spanish conquest. On the other hand, there are a number of reasons, which makes you wonder about the possibility of creating of the masonry is not Spanish, and not even by the Incas, and a very different civilization.

First, the Spaniards, in full compliance with the building traditions and skills of the Old world – widely used solution. Laying stone blocks on each other without mortar for them it was unusual and even strangers. Continue reading

The most mysterious places in the world

The world is full of fascinating and mysterious places. Today for you we have selected ten of the most mysterious places, which left us as an inheritance from our ancestors (or maybe aliens?). Look at these images and descriptions, possibly, everyone can make his conclusion from these stories.

1. Easter island, Pacific ocean (Isola di Pasqua)

More than 400 statues, like a clock, standing on the remote Easter island, and their presence adds to our lives a lot of mystery. There are many possible theories about their purpose: religious function (in order to curry favor with the gods as a result of exhaustion of the resources of the island), a symbol of protection, a place of worship. The mystery remains and probably will forever remain!

2. Machu Picchu, Peru (Machu pichu Peru)

Discovered in 1911, this abandoned city is located at an altitude of 2400 meters above sea level. It is situated between the Andes and the Amazon, and is a world heritage site. Machu pichu became the real treasure of Peru, it includes a fortress and temple devoted to the worship of the sun. The mystery of the ancient city far from being resolved and continues to fascinate experts, causing delight and curiosity. Continue reading