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World of Wonders - Miracles of Our Planet

The Wonders of Our Planet

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Ancient Roman aqueduct of Segovia Among the rich architectural heritage of Segovia special spagonia is a masterpiece of ancient Roman engineering — the giant aqueduct, built between l and ll in BC for supplying the city with water. This aqueduct has two records: as the longest in Western Europe and as the only surviving and acting so far. Knopa Wed, 03/18/2020 - 23:08 Image Aqueduct of Segovia, Spain the Monument erected two years ago Tyagi Image Aqueduct is perhaps the most notable symbol of Roman civilization, but only nemnogie of them survived until our days, and even fewer still can perform its function. In Spain these aqueducts have three cities: Tarragona, Merida, and Segovia. But only in recent water virtually stopped its course inside the building...

The Roman wall in Lugo the Roman wall of Lugo, built 1700 years ago, is the only polnostu preserved city walls throughout the former Roman Empire. Walls in Avila and Carcassonne, despite their grandeur and good preservation, for the most part was built only in the Middle ages. Knopa Wed, 03/18/2020 - 00:23 Image of the Roman wall in Lugo, Spain division Chess Image During the campaign to suppress rebellions in Galicia, located on the North-West of the Iberian Peninsula, the Emperor Augustus instructed to break military camp on the place where later, between 13 and 15 ad, originated in Roman city Lukus August (lat. Lucus Augusti). It was built in the classic "checkerboard" scheme of division into equal portions of the cell. Active mining has contributed to...

General archive of the Indies in Seville the Hispalis of Ishbiliya, Seville called at different times a large Roman port of Spain (lat. Hispania), the region's capital of al-Andalus under the control of the emirs of the dynasty of the Almohads and finally the main centre of trade with the recently discovered America. It is particularly noticeable, as the change different cultures and the mix of styles formed the unique architectural landscape that we see today in Spain. Knopa mon, 03/16/2020 - 10:28 Image Archive of the Indies, Seville, Spain History of the Spanish colonies Image the City of Seville existed in the time of Julius Caesar, who strengthened the settlement and turned it into a Roman Colonia Julia romula Hispalis (lat. Colonia Julia Romula...

Lonja de La Seda (Silk exchange) Trade exchange in Valencia, which is also called the House of Trades and the Silk exchange, because it was a place of the sale of this precious material, is one of the most original masterpieces of Spanish Gothic. It also serves as a monument to the enterprising citizens of Valencia: here it is still possible to see traces of how actively the trade took place on the Silk exchange. Knopa mon, 03/16/2020 - 01:53 Image Silk Exchange Spot transactions the Silk exchange in Valencia was built in the XV century floor leadership architect Pere Compte and was a contemporary of similar exchanges in Barcelona and Palma. It was originally intended for sale oil, but then "retrained" to wool and sea foods. Then there was the Sea Consulate...

The Generalife Palace in Granada the Emirate of Granada was the last Muslim States on the Iberian Peninsula and the only one that left such a significant mark on the culture of this region. Christian and Muslim poets sang of the beauty of this city, the fertility of local lands and, of course, the splendor of his luxurious palaces. Melser Tue, 03/15/2020 - 01:55 Image the Generalife Palace, Granada, Spain Summer residence of the Nasrid Image of Patio de La Acequia was originally conceived as the inner garden, enclosed on two sides by porticos. it is Difficult to imagine a more picturesque landscape than in Granada: city profile silhouetted against the mountains of the Sierra Nevada, surrounded by three smooth hills on which stands the last Muslim stronghold...

The Alhambra Palace the Magnificent architectural complex of the Alhambra was built between the XIII and XVI centuries on top of a hill in Granada. Until 1492 he lived Slu residence musulmanskih rulers. It is symbolic that the Alhambra was in the hands of the Catholic kings exactly in the year that historians often mark the end of the middle Ages. Since 1984, this complex was included into the list of objects a UNESCO world heritage site. Melser Fri, 03/13/2020 - 23:35 Image of the Alhambra Palace, Granada, Spain the Last refuge of Arab countries the Name "Alhambra" is derived from the Arab "Qalat al-Hamra" which means "red castle" because of the red stone built and the walls surrounding the complex and harsh Alcazaba fortress, which guarded all the...

The Last Emperor of Russia Image the Grand Duke Mikhail Alexandrovich Knopa sat, 03/07/2020 - 00:08 Grand Duke Mikhail was born in 1878. He was the most loved child in the family. Distinguished by strength of character and looking to court intrigue. It is to him that Alexander III wanted to give the throne to. on March 2, 1917 Nicholas II abdicated in favor of his brother Michael. So the Grand Duke Mikhail Alexandrovich was the Russian Emperor. But reign he had only one day — March 3, and then not for long: from 10 to 18 hours. A year later, on July 13, 1918, he was secretly executed in Perm. However, after several years miraculously "resurrected". Until further notice Image In the night of March 3, 1917 Nicholas II signed the abdication in favor of...

Cuban Image of Cuban Atlantis Atlantis Knopa Fri, 03/06/2020 - 22:58 the Oldest civilization hiding the secrets of the past, but how to solve them? the worldwide spread of the mysterious testimonies of former times, but to this day most researchers are attracted to the mythical Atlantis and its location. And there is nothing surprising in the fact that when, in 2001, was discovered off the coast of Cuba at a depth of 650 metres underwater city, he was immediately dubbed the Cuban Atlantis. all sources about Atlantis told about the superiority of the Atlanteans and their powers. It is no coincidence that even Hitler was searching for Atlantis, to discover a unique weapon. Myth or Reality? Image the Myth of Atlantis described by the ancient philosopher Plato,...

Maxim Gorky — millionaire, who praised the poor Image Maxim Gorky Knopa mon, 03/02/2020 - 02:39 When we are reminded of Maxim Gorky, before the eyes rises are well known in the school curriculum a textbook image of the proletarian writer disinterested. However, the real Aleksey Maksimovich Peshkov from this image infinitely far away. 3 questions for biography Clash of myth and reality originates from childhood "stormy Petrel of the revolution". Barton or homeless? According to official Canon, the boy lived in poverty, worked as a "gofer" and studied at the school for children from poor families. Moreover, it is the school abandoned after the ridicule of his classmates, calling him "rogue" and assures that Peshkova smells like garbage. in reality, However...

Relics and sacred things of the Annunciation Cathedral in Voronezh Image Hieromartyr Bishop Varos Lipetsk Knopa Thu, 02/27/2020 - 21:55 Relics and sacred things of the Annunciation Cathedral in Voronezh has long been associated with events and historical personalities of the city, especially with St. Mitrophan Voronezh. Also enjoyed the special veneration of the icon and particles incorrupt relics of St. Tikhon of Zadonsk, Voronezh Archbishop Peter (Zverev) and Zachariah (Lobov). Bright images of the priest-Martyr Zachariah (Lobov) and Peter (Zverev) in the Annunciation Cathedral are located nearby. Both the Archbishop of Voronezh suffered from the Soviet regime, they are jailed in harsh Solovetsky Islands. the Two faces of martyrs Image born in the...

The Annunciation Cathedral of the Annunciation Image of Voronezh Cathedral and Voronezh Knopa W, 02/25/2020 - 00:23 the Annunciation Cathedral, Voronezh lies in the heart of this ancient city, in an area with a distinctive historical names — Pervomaisky garden on Revolution Avenue. This is not the vicissitudes of local history — from the stately temple and the city it is one. Being the first Ryazan estates 1498 Voronezh was owned by the Moscow Grand Prince, gradually gaining importance as a vital frontier Outpost and trading center, where many of the "go to trade". Affected and fat land which he had previously thought, and today the capital of the Russian Chernozem. Therefore, in 1584, Tsar Feodor Ioannovich ordered to "organize the city again and renew old...

Volcanic tube of todoque Image of the Volcanic tube of todoque Knopa Fri, 02/21/2020 - 18:00 the Volcanic tube of Todoque, in Los Llanos de Aridane (La Palma, Spain) covers an area of 45.19 ha habitats "lava fields", in the crevices of which there are animals that live in this environment and call them troglobite. They are perfectly adapted to life in caves. This is one of the Special Protected areas (ZEC) of the Canary Islands, located in the center of the Western half of the Canary island of La Palma, at an altitude of 344 metres to 562 and in the vicinity of Las Manchas. the Volcanic tube of todoque is located on the slope of the hill occupied by recent barren landscape, which was formed in the eruption of the volcano San Juan, which occurred in 1949 and...

Star named Viktor Tsoi Image Viktor Tsoi Knopa Thu, 02/20/2020 - 23:59 this year marks 30 years since the death of romance and rebel Viktor Tsoi. About his life and death written hundreds of materials, we will try not to repeat them much. And we'll talk more about how Victor managed to win millions of hearts who were waiting for change, as he surpassed all his fellow-rockers and why his work remains relevant to this day. Burst on the scene Now in the days when a star could be any teenage youtuber sharing their valuable thoughts about the latest computer games, or voiceless pop singer, on daddy's dime dancing under the plywood, it is difficult to understand how there could be a phenomenon Viktor Tsoi. Today, the process of star formation in show business...