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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

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.

Height of the building is less than 120 meters. In a list of similar architectural creations can be called well-known Continue reading

Ancient temples

Scientists: ancient temples can be residential houses

Archaeologists believe that ancient buildings which are considered to be the temples of our ancestors, could have had quite another purpose.

Ancient buildings, discovered in Turkey, are considered the oldest temples in the world. But archaeologist Ted Banning of the University of Toronto (Canada) thought that they had no exclusive religious purpose. The expert believes that the buildings of Göbekli Tepe were built for people and not gods, reports “Kompyulenta”.

Gobekli is a hill located near the town of Urfa. In 1995, Klaus Schmidt of the German archaeological Institute and colleagues from the Museum Lizbon (Turkey) discovered the remains of immense buildings with large stone pillars, many of which are carved snakes, Scorpions, foxes, and other animals.

The presence of works of art and significant efforts that were supposed to make builders and decorators, as well as the lack of evidence for any permanent settlement in the area made Schmidt and his colleagues to conclude that here was a sacred place, where pilgrims come, — a kind of Neolithic (or even Mesolithic) Delphi. Buildings more than ten thousand years.

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Ancient temples
Scientists: ancient temples can be residential houses Archaeologists believe that ancient buildings which are considered to be the temples of our ancestors, could have had quite another purpose. Ancient buildings,…

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Gothic architecture
The Gothic style was the first rather original architectural style which was born in Northern Europe. More than 300 years the rising up, penetrated by light cathedrals and churches were…

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The great cathedrals of Europe
The great cathedrals of Europe Cathedral – when reading this word on the mind inevitably comes the majestic building, made with great design concept. Typically, the Cathedral is one of…

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