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…

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ARMENIAN MONASTERY OF SURB-HA
The monastic complex Surb Khach – the national monument of Ukraine, is on the state books since 1963. Located in a wooded valley North-West slope of grytsia mountain (Holy cross,…

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Ancient Architecture

Art is in our lives an important place. Since ancient times, people did all kinds of crafts, worked wonders with his hands, poured his soul into their products.

Different styles of art endured in our day. We use them in our interior designs, we decorate their room, we do arts and crafts to satisfy their inner desires and feelings.

Very popular is the restoration of the stucco. manufacture of cornices, friezes, corbels and other decorative details of plaster. All these decorations make our spaces, our homes are individual, stylish and unique. All thanks to the art that once upon a time originated in our culture.

The legacy of ancient Greek architecture is the basis for all further development of world architecture and related monumental art. The reasons for this sustained impact of Greek architecture lie in its objective qualities: simplicity, truthfulness, clarity of the compositions, the harmoniousness and proportionality of total and forms of all parts, in plasticity organic connection of architecture and sculpture, in close unity of the architectural and aesthetic and structural-tectonic elements sooruzheniy. Ancient Greek architecture featured a full line of forms and their design bases, were a whole. Basic design — stone blocks of which the walls were laid. Continue reading

Khan Uzbek mosque and madrasah ruins in the Old Crimea

Khan Uzbek, became an adherent of Islam, ordered to build in Solkhat beautiful mosque and the highest Muslim religious school – madrassas. Khan Uzbek mosque is the earliest in Crimea. Now the mosque is a rectangular building of Basilica type with an entrance on the North side and built into the North-Eastern corner of the minaret.
Khan Uzbek who came to the throne of the Golden Horde in 1312, became an adherent of Islam, ordered to build in Solkhat beautiful mosque and the highest Muslim religious school – madrassas. The construction of the mosque was started in 1314 According to Turkish traveller Evliya çelebi, in 1512-1513, when Mengli Giray I, the mosque was the Cathedral.

From the original building remained part of the North wall with the portal and, probably, the columns with arches in the interior. Rectangular in plan, stretched from North to South. Eastern and Western walls are built of rubble stone with wooden ties, the portal and the North-East corner with a massive base of the minaret was made of treated stone. 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