Ten most unique churches of Ukraine
Christians have a spiritual tradition at Easter to go to Holy places. In our country there are amazing temples, about which we know very little, Why Pochayiv monastery called the…

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Absheron region
The Absheron Lighthouse The Eastern part of the Absheron Peninsula of the greater Caucasus. The Absheron called acting in the Caspian sea Absheron Peninsula to the Islands of Absheron and…

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Kolomenskoye is one of the most unusual and mysterious places in Moscow

“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 catacombs

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

The mysterious dolmens Sochi

Almost simultaneously with the pyramids of Egypt on the planet appeared strange buildings of the origin of megalithic dolmens . Some of them are huge and equal in its dimensions to Stonehenge, and others tiny. However, they both present an interesting finding, which is attractive to tourists and locals.

Very entertaining the fact that many years of research have not given a final answer to the question of what actually are the dolmens in Sochi . Take, for example, the tombs of the pharaohs. 2000 years of our era, mankind has studied them enough that has knowledge, the superior knowledge of those people who created these tombs. Alas, the same cannot be said about the dolmens, which are a mystery to scientists to this day.

About the creators of these megaliths there are legends that cannot be confirmed by any historical source, because 4,000 years ago the indigenous peoples had no writing system. So scientists have to build their guesses: some find that dolmens are tombs, others see them as observatories and temples. Some believe that the origin of the dolmen the divine or alien. Continue reading

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