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Kachi-Kalyon

Kachi Kalion rock is situated on the spurs of the Inner ridge of the Crimean mountains, eight kilometres to the South of Bakhchisaray. Popular version of interpretation Kachi-Kalion – “cross ship” – with a known share of imagination on the cliff you can see the miraculous likeness of the Grand cross, formed by rock fractures.
Kachi Kalion rock is situated on the spurs of the Inner ridge of the Crimean mountains, eight kilometres to the South of Bakhchisaray. Reliable data on the origin of the name Kachi-Kalion yet. Popular version of interpretation as “cross ship” – with a known share of imagination on the cliff you can see the miraculous likeness of the Grand cross, formed by rock fractures. Like other Byzantine fortifications, the citadel has arisen in VI century the fortress Area of about 1.5 ha. In areas of gentle sloping can see the remains of a defensive wall made of hewn blocks and gate protected with a rectangular tower. Rock cuttings settlement are located in five natural grottoes and around them, there are about 150 different rooms, connected by terraces and staircases, wooden structures which, of course, did not survive. Continue reading

Dolmens in the Crimea: the mysterious “Taurus boxes”

Dolmen s is one of the most well-known types of megalithic structures – usually associated with Western Europe. The word “dolmen”, meaning “stone table”, refers to the Celtic group of languages. Therefore, the dolmens in the Crimea often cause surprise among wide sections of the public. But the Crimean dolmens are interesting to scientists because they differ from most of European or Caucasian dolmens.

Dolmens in Crimea – these dolmens

Around the Crimean dolmens there is a lot of speculation. They occur usually among the enthusiasts, for whom the dolmens have some kind of mystical and esoteric meaning. In the first place can be found the assertion that the dolmens in Crimea allegedly “genuine” dolmens and mysterious modification of ancient buildings. For “true” same issue numerous dolmens the dolmens of the North Caucasus, with specific design features. The most well-known Caucasian dolmens, megalithic structures of four massive stone slabs. Three panels installed vertically, the fourth was placed on top, forming a unique cover. The remaining blank side of the laid stones, and in this wall were left round otvetstvennogo diameter. Continue reading

Antique ancient Rome

Ancient Rome is the eternal city, steeped in history, with dilapidated houses, cobbled streets, breathtaking Colosseum, with majestic temples in which hovers the spirit of Michelangelo and Raphael. Go through the homeland of great thinkers and geniuses and give proper reverence to the monuments of the past.

Circus Maximus

The grandiose building housed 300 thousand spectators. Here, the huge Hippodrome, the competitions in races on horseback in which can participate up to 12 chariots. Today the Big circus resembles the long recess between two hills with visible rounded tracks. But even these hardly visible traces of antiquity, the Italians carefully guarded and, continuing the tradition of their ancient ancestors, spend magnificent holidays.

The Colosseum

The Colosseum was a venue for festivals, gladiatorial fights, spectacular battles with wild animals. Kings and Roman emperors, starting with Vespasian Flavia, did not spare investment in the amphitheatre. Continue reading