Top 10 most unusual castles in the world
Old castles are a special attraction of the country and always attracts tourists from all over the world. Visits to the castles excite the imagination, giving rise to thoughts about…

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The Gothic art of France
In some architectural schools (e.g. in England) the number of ribs was great, the builders gave extra rib, so-called lierne, tierceron. Gothic cross in the arch loads are applied does…

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In the past two years by an expedition of the Chelyabinsk scientific center, there were works on the study of megalithic structures found near lake Turgoyak, North of Miass, Chelyabinsk region. In 2003, the island was visited by the expedition of S. A. Grigorieva, N. M. Menshenina and M. S. Arkanov, which made the conclusion about the antiquity of this monument and made his initial description and documentation [1]. In the summer and autumn of 2004 on the island worked expedition of the Chelyabinsk scientific center of UB RAS under the guidance of the authors of this article. In this paper we will not dwell on the description of detected objects given in the above


The field season of 2004 was made on the largest megalithic structure No. 1. This work made significant changes in our ideas about this monument, formed on the basis of the previous studies. So it was assumed that recorded in the southern part of the deepening and associated Windows have been made by believers in the reuse of the monument [1]. However, the discovery of the wall in one of the indentations suggested that indentations are the result of the collapse of the floors, and there are cameras that collapsed in antiquity. Accordingly, it is possible that recorded in the southern part of the mound the Windows also belong to the original design. Continue reading

Mysterious megaliths of the Kemerovo region

In the mountains in the South of the Kemerovo region, geologists have found a “wall” of piled up on each other rectangular stones. The find has been dubbed the “Russian Stonehenge”. According to one version, the structure appeared in the times of ancient civilization. For the first time researchers interested in this area in Mountain Shoria in 1991. However, after the collapse of the Soviet Union, to explore the territory was not possible due to lack of money. Work resumed this fall.

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One of the initiators of the expedition — a native of the Kemerovo region researcher George Jones. He wrote in his group in the social network: “expedition to Mountain Shoria. What we saw there, shocking in its scope. Huge granite blocks stacked in a wall of polygonal masonry”.

“The geologists compared the structure found with Stonehenge and the Egyptian pyramids. They are going this summer again to go on an expedition to solve the mystery of its origin”, — told ITAR-TASS Deputy Chairman of the Tomsk branch of the Russian geographical society Eugene Vertman. Continue reading

The mysterious dolmens of the North Caucasus

I want to talk about their experiences, about the amazing feelings that were born during my journey in the picturesque mountain region of our country, located between Gelendzhik and Tuapse. And above all these impressions arose from my first personal encounter with located along rivers and on mountain slopes or hills Dolmens.

The guides on this edge can be read as the dolmens – stone structures of the bronze age (2-3 Millenium BC), but even the question of their temporal affiliation remains to this day open and according to different sources ranges from 1 to 2 Millennium BC, Is architecturally amazing facilities, from multi-ton plates, closely adjacent to each other, or in some cases monolithic, carved from stone. In one of the guidebooks we read: “Thousands of years ago, the dolmens were created by ancient peoples in harmony with nature, and today they appear to us as mysterious and beautiful part of the Caucasus,” and further: “…we have to admit that the historical mystery of the Caucasus dolmens still not solved, and today we can scarcely convincing to explain the nature of this bright phenomenon”. In another guide, where the dolmens devoted only a few lines, we see: “the Answer to the question of ownership of these buildings ostaetsya level hypotheses. Dolmens is the repository of ancient knowledge. Continue reading