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
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
In 2001 in the artificial Qiandaohu hotel in the Chinese province of Zhejiang, at the foot of The Shi mountain (five Mountain lions) was discovered a city called Shi Cheng (lions City). The city belongs to the Eastern Han dynasty (25-200 years), it was flooded in 1959 during the construction of the reservoir. The age of the city is 1800 years old, and its area is 62 football fields. In ancient times, Shi Cheng was an important political and economic center, unlike other cities it has five gates and not four, as was customary in that era. Shi Cheng is located at a depth of 26 to 40 meters, which was very difficult for archeologists.
The herakleon (or Heraklion) is a sunken city in the Bay of Abu-Kir near Alexandria — was once the main port of Egypt. According to legend, the town got its name in honor of Hercules, and one day he was visited by the Lovely Helen, which started the Trojan war. The city sank into the sea in the VI century and remained lost for 1200 years. Previously, Herakleon was considered just a legend, mentioned by Homer, but marine archaeologists have discovered gold coins, sculpture with a height of 4.8 m, slabs with inscriptions and sarcophagi with mummified animals. Continue reading