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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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Geology of Kyrgyzstan

Terr. Kyrgyzstan whoget in the composition of the Ural-Mongolian folded geosynclinal belt, the structure to which isolated the base of the ancient pre-Mesozoic and Mesozoic-Cenozoic cover. In pre-Mesozoic structure of the territory of Kyrgyzstan is divided into 4 major structural regions: North, Middle and South Tien Shan and the Northern Pamir. Each of these areas consists of ancient uplifts and depressions, stratigraphic zones and sub-zones, separated from each other long-lived deep faults in the earth’s crust.

Northern Tien-Shan. Combines the ranges of Saili – ski Ala too, Kungey Ala-too, Kyrgyz, Terskey-Alatau, Jumgalski, Suusamyr, partially Talas Ala-too and Sekelsky. In the history of this area is allocated 7 tectonic. cycles. The main and final cycle — the Caledonian occurring during the early Paleozoic. The Caledonian structure in the field are Munkasci, Issyk-Kul and Talas-Kuratowski ancient arrays and separating them Kemin, Teskey-Kyrgyzskaya and Kara-Balta folded zones and systems zones. 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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