The material and the construction of a Gothic Cathedral
The basis of Gothic design amounted to a cross ribbed vault (a rib - shaped protruding rib of a Gothic cross vault). Usually the edges of the arch emphasized the…

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The most ancient temples of Kiev
Saint Sophia Cathedral When erected: 1017-1022 or until 1037. The Church was founded at the beginning of the 18th century, when it was renovated in the Ukrainian Baroque style. The…

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The relics of St. John the Baptist in Amiens (France)

How many Orthodox Christians come to France – and only a few know how many shrines still, despite the tumult of revolutions and the forgotten Christian heritage of the past, contains a French land. Because it, like our Holy Rus, Lord, “by nature gracious and unemotional”, still loves and wishes to all living and visiting there “to be saved, and in the knowledge of the truth Preeti”.

Holy Legend tells us that after the beheading of the precious head of St. John the Baptist the wicked Herodias was not allowed to betray her funeral together with the body of the Saint, but having outraged upon her, buried in his Palace in the “disgraceful place”. The body was taken secretly and buried by the disciples of Saint. Wife of officer of king Herod we knew where Herodias had buried the venerable head. And she decided to rebury her on mount of olives in one of Herod’s estates. Continue reading

The history of the Ancient world

The natural conditions of Ancient China. In Southeast Asia, cut off from the world by high mountains, lies the Great plain of China. In ancient times it was covered with dense forests. On the vast expanses of China plain there are two of the greatest rivers of Asia — the Yangtze and the yellow river. The soil along the banks of these rivers are so soft that they can handle even the simplest tools, made of wood or bone. Therefore, agriculture has spread here already in ancient times.

The most fertile land in the yellow river valley. Here there were the most ancient in China human settlements. But this river in the rainy season it often overflows and floods all around. Also it happens that because of the softness of the soil when the spill washes away the banks and changed the channel. The river has washed away human settlements and crops. Not by chance in China the yellow river is called “Wandering river”, “River of a thousand disasters”. Continue reading

The mosque Juma-Jami mosque in Eupatoria

Juma-Jami, aka Khan-Jami – Friday Cathedral mosque in Eupatoria. It is located near the Park. Garayev; towering over the surrounding buildings and is visible from the sea and from the shore. The mosque (on Friday, according to tradition, was born the prophet Mohammed) was laid in Gezlev by a famous Ottoman architect Khoja Sinan.
Friday mosque Juma-Jami (Friday, according to the legend, was born the prophet Mohammed) was laid in Gezlev a year later after coronation of Devlet-Girey I, in 1552 the famous Ottoman architect Khoja Sinan. The construction lasted long, more than ten years, and ended, as expected, in 1564 Under the vaults of the new temple were announced in Istanbul received the right to the Crimean Khanate (the firman), fastened here signature Khan in a special act which was kept in the mosque permanently. Continue reading

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