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15 most beautiful temples of the Old world

1. St. Basil’s Cathedral
Orthodox
Moscow, Russia
Its construction began in the XVI century
Pokrovsky Cathedral, also known as the temple, many believe the symbol of Moscow and whole Russia. Nobody is not set to the name of the master who built it. According to the legend, on the orders of Tsar Ivan the terrible blinded the Creator to nowhere and he never reproduced the unique architecture of the Cathedral. In Stalin’s time, the temple, its bright “candy” style sharply contrasted with the strict walls of the Kremlin and discontinously with demonstrations on red square, it was decided to demolish. From destruction saved him brave protest scholar-restorer, which cost the last several years of camps.
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The great Chinese legend?

This is the most magnificent building built by man – the only one that can be seen from space with the naked eye. An impregnable fortification. Symbol of antiquity and power of the Chinese civilization. Heard about it every, but. no one saw it whole!

The construction of the Millennium

Look in any encyclopedia about the great wall of China can be found only a short article. And, alas, the data in different sources will often contradict each other. Nevertheless, officially recognized is considered such a story.

The great wall of China is a chain of fortifications, extending in the North of Ancient China from the Yellow sea to the Gobi desert. The total length of the wall is more than 6500 kilometers. The wall was built over two millennia.

It all started long before our era. At the time of the ancient Chinese state, about which we know almost nothing, collapsed into many small principalities that fought each other. And the richest of them began to build fortifications, so that it was easier to defend their borders. Continue reading

10 common misconceptions about the greatest structures of the world

Great architectural buildings that successfully withstood the test of time . despite the devastating warriors and natural disasters, often fraught with many mysteries and secrets.

The construction of many of them overgrown with legends and myths . which remain in the history through the centuries and reaches us. We offer together with us to dispel various myths about the most famous of the great buildings of mankind.

Blind the architects of St. Basil’s Cathedral?

Located on red square in Moscow world famous St. Basil’s Cathedral . also known as the Cathedral of the Intercession of the blessed virgin Mary . striking in its beauty even contemporaries. The temple with brightly painted domes reminiscent of a fairytale Palace.

The Cathedral is included in the list of world heritage of UNESCO . it was built in 1555-1561 by order of Ivan the terrible . According to the legend, the king ordered to blind the architects after completion of the work, so they could never build anything more beautiful this Cathedral. Continue reading

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