The ancient Egyptians had many underground structures. It is easy to assume that they were illuminated by torches, or candles. Only in one building were found traces of soot, which certainly would cover the walls and ceiling. The assumption was that the lighting was provided with metal mirrors to reflect sunlight. However, the majority of underground corridors too winding. Too much you need to put the mirrors in the reflection of each subsequent mirror much brightness is lost. After the fourth reflection comes almost complete darkness.
In the burial chamber of Tutankhamun, the scientists were amazed at the wonderful frescoes that adorned its walls. Naturally, the question arose: what kind of lighting were used by the ancient wizards, putting murals on the walls? No smoke and mirrors camera could not be covered. Continue reading
“History, carved in stone,” it’s a common expression is fully applicable to the Metropolitan Museum-reserve “Kolomenskoye”. The snow-white Church of the ascension built in the XVI century the Grand Duke Vasily III. Luxurious Royal gates built in the reign of Alexei Mikhailovich. On a nearby hill stands the Church of St. John the Baptist, built in honor of his accession to the throne of Ivan the terrible. But in Kolomenskoye is another special attraction. And not man-made and natural. This is the famous Voice of the ravine, which the number of stacked legends about him significantly ahead of all other local relics.
The origin of the name “Voters ravine” experts explain in different ways. The romance associated with his “voices of nature”. Indeed, in the summer there are always singing birds, chirping crickets and roaring water in the Creek.
However, more convincing seems to be another version of the mythological. Historians believe that originally, the ravine was called “hair” by the name of Volos, or Veles, the pagan God – the ruler of the underworld and the patron of domestic animals. Continue reading
Tomsk underground: reality rooted in the myths? Engaged in the study of problems of Tomsk dungeons, I was amazed at the abundance of witnesses. They said that during excavation works in the basement or on the coastal slopes of the rivers found underground passages, and fortified with larch struts and timbers, or brick vaults. My University classmate Tomic Gregory Dubner claimed that the failure of the Gromov near bath saw the underground passage gigantic, fortified by a brick arch.
Dungeons very often met in the preparation of pits for construction. In 2003 Boris Maltsev, in a live interview on TV-2, Tomsk devoted to the dungeons, challenging me, said that most of them faced with them, being a Builder, and that they laid Tomsk merchants.
Along with the stories of eyewitnesses, Tomsk catacombs devoted to the huge wave of rumors. Scosta rumor attributes them to an enormous size. Area this object supposedly goes far beyond the scope of modern Tomsk, and there are moves under Tom. In depth, they extend far beyond imagination. According to rumors, under the current prospectus of Lenin is a huge underground passage, he is called “the Tomsk station”. Oddly enough, the frequent failures of soil along the Avenue casinobaccarat this rumor. But this is only rumored. Continue reading