History of the Parthenon
In honor of the patroness of the city of Athens in the 5 st. BC. a majestic temple of marble was erected on top of a cliff. Athena Parthenos (in the translation of the Virgin) was magnified before, in her name was built a temple in gratitude for the help of the goddess in the battle with the Persians, which was marked by victory in the Marathon battle. In its place in 447 – 437 years BC. er a new, even more magnificent temple was erected. Grandiose amounts were involved in the construction. And they were withdrawn from the funds originally planned for the expansion of military affairs. Continue reading
This bridge is truly a unique landmark in London, because such a structure cannot be found anywhere else in the world. It consists of two towers, made in the Gothic style, connected by movable spans and pedestrian galleries, allowing you to freely cross to the other side of the river, even when the bridge is divorced.
History of Tower Bridge
By the way, this is the only drawbridge on the Thames and the first bridge in the direction from the North Sea. Another interesting fact is that Tower Bridge in London is located closest to the surface of the Thames. Continue reading
Paris is the most beautiful city in all of Europe. This title he received thanks to its historical and cultural attractions. The Eiffel Tower, the Louvre (the largest museum built by human hands), the palace of Louis XIV, the Pantheon (about which few people know). But the most famous and beautiful building in Paris and its business card is considered the Arc de Triomphe. This landmark reminds the world the victories of one of the greatest commanders of the world – Napoleon Bonaparte.
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The dome-shaped Osaka Maritime Museum is a true masterpiece of architecture and deservedly enters the top of the most beautiful and informative museums in the world. Osaka, which used to be the capital of Japan, also known as “East Venice”, is located at the intersection of important sea and land trade routes and is an important port point and a major trading city in Japan. Continue reading
The Seattle Public Library was founded in 1890, although it was able to receive its first readers only a year later. A whole network of city libraries began with a modest reading room with several shelves on the third floor of the city hotel in Seattle. Now the library has 26 branches and nearly 2.5 million units of storage, including almost 1 million books and manuscripts. Continue reading