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The art of the Aegean world

The art of the Aegean world. Archaeological discoveries, periods.

Aegean civilization one of the ancient civilizations. It has been developed in

for two thousand years (from 3000 to 1200 years BC). The territory, which it

held: the Aegean sea and its Islands, Cycladic island, Peninsula

The Peloponnese, the West coast of Asia Minor and the Eastern Mediterranean.

The center of the Aegean culture is the island of Crete.

The first successful archeological excavations date back to 1876-the year in Mycenae and 1899-the year in Crete. Peak archaeological excavations clung to the NINETEENTH century. Then it was excavated several large cities: Poliochne (Lemnos island), Phylakopi (Milos island), Troy, Micena. In Poliochne was investigated wall height of 5 m; in Three of the Royal residence; in Crete the palaces of Knossos, Phaistos and Mallia; a in Mycenae Acropolis.

The most important discoveries can be called the conclusion of the English archaeologist

Arthur Evans in the early twentieth century. After their amazing discoveries in Crete, he first

compared them with the ancient Greek literature, Egyptian and Asian texts, and came to the conclusion that the culture of Crete to be associated with the cultures of Egypt and other countries of the ancient East. After that, he presented his version of the periodization of Aegean civilization and called it Minoan. The gist of it is to share Continue reading

Famous Gothic buildings

Spain. The Gothic quarter in Barcelona

The Gothic quarter is the oldest part of the city, situated between the Ramblas and vía Avenue Laetana (Via Laietana). At this place in the reign of Emperor Augustus (27 BC – 14 ad), the Romans founded a settlement (colonia). In the early XX century, during the reign of dictator Primo de Rivera architects gave the historic center of Barcelona called the Gothic quarter. In 1925-1927, this name was officially confirmed. With the Gothic period have been preserved residential building and dumping near the street via Laetana.

The main value of the Gothic quarter to the Barcelona Cathedral. In addition, in the Gothic quarter there are the following main attractions: the Palace or Palau de La Generalitat and city hall Casa de La Ciutat on plaça Sant Jaume, the home of the archdeacon, Museum of history, Plaza del Rei, Plaza Nova, Plaza del PI.

The plaça Sant Jaume has appeared in the middle ages the Roman forum. It is located in the heart of the Gothic quarter between the Cathedral and the town hall. Directly on the square overlooking the Palace Palau de La Generalitat (the Catalan government) and Ajuntament or cassà de La Ciutat (city hall).

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The oldest buildings of the world

The oldest buildings of the world

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How to buy real estate, how many you can sell, in what country are there the most favorable conditions of real estate acquisition, etc. Erection of buildings, people paid great attention since ancient times. Before our time preserved some specimens of the architectural ideas of our forefathers. Such real estate cannot be bought, because it represents a universal value, then it optionally, you can admire, admiring the scale of thought.

On today’s significant architectural structure that we know today was built around three thousand BC in Egypt. We are talking about the pyramid of Djoser. This pyramid was the first structure of the kind in the history of mankind. It reaches a height of 60 meters. Another one of the masterpieces of ancient Egyptian architecture the pyramid of Sneferu in Meduma, the construction of which dates back to approximately 2 600 year BC.

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Stonehenge in England
Mysterious megalithic stone structure of Stonehenge in England Mysterious megalithic stone structure Stonehenge is located on Salisbury plain and is included in the list of world heritage of UNESCO. Archaeologists…

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French cathedrals
The major Gothic cathedrals of France In the mid-twelfth century, medieval art, erasing borders of the Gothic style, gave rise to the Gothic style and changed the face of French…

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Gothic churches
Collegiate Gothic The first buildings of the transitional Romanesque-Gothic style in the Czech Republic were relatively few in number, they became a Cistercian churches. Franciscan. Dominican and Benedictine monasteries (in…

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