Mausoleum-a monument-tomb or burial structure, where the remains of famous and famous people. But how did the name “mausoleum”appear? It turns out that the word “mausoleum” comes from the name of the king of the caries Mausolus.
Mawson — the king of Caria
King Mausolus Of Caria
Once upon a time on the South-West coast of the Peninsula of Asia Minor there was a state of Caria. Ruled this state from 377 to 353 in the era of BC king Mausolus with his sister Artemisia, who was also his wife. Contemporaries called Mausolus cruel and greedy tyrant, but told about the great passion of the king of high art. Continue reading
In the North-East of the U.S. state of Wyoming in the middle of the vast Great plains is a lonely rock with a terrible name “devil’s Tower” (“Devils Tower”), also sometimes you can hear the name “Devil’s Mountain”.
Devil’s tower in the United States
Devil’s tower is the so-called table mountain, that is, a mountain with a truncated, flat top. The top of the mountain rises about 380 meters above the plain. Geologists say that the age of this monument of nature — more than 50 million years.
Devil’s tower has a rather unusual structure: the mountain consists mainly of hexagonal columns of almost perfect shape, also sometimes there are 4 -, 5-and 7-sided columns. Continue reading
Baikal is a unique Russian lake, which undoubtedly rightfully takes its place in the list of “Seven wonders of Russia”.
Seven wonders of Russia: Baikal
– the deepest lake on our planet (recorded maximum depth of lake Baikal-1642 meters);
– the largest natural reservoir of fresh water (almost 20% of all world reserves of lake fresh water are concentrated in lake Baikal);
– one of the largest lakes in the world by water surface area (Baikal ranks seventh in the list of the largest lakes by area). Continue reading
Sometimes you get so tired of the hustle and bustle of the metropolis that you want to hide somewhere in a secluded secluded place where there is no telephone and Internet, and the silence is broken only by the fascinating singing of birds. Outdoor recreation is a great way to get rid of depression, to understand your thoughts and at least for a while to escape from the crazy pace of city life.
Fabulously lucky residents of the Northern capital of Russia, because to arrange a holiday in nature they do not even have to go far: the Leningrad region — a great place for ecotourism.
Ecotourism in the Leningrad region
Leningrad region is famous for its picturesque nature: this area is cut numerous rivers and thousands of lakes, around which grow pine and spruce forests. Continue reading
Temple of Artemis in Ephesus — an ancient temple built in the ancient Greek city of Ephesus (in our days — the city of Selcuk in Turkey). The temple was so large and beautiful that contemporaries began to call it the wonder of the world, so the Temple of Artemis of Ephesus was in the classic list of “Seven wonders of the world”.
Temple of Artemis in Ephesus-wonder of the world
The temple appeared in Ephesus is no coincidence: from time immemorial in this area worshiped the goddess of fertility, which was called “the Great Mother”. Even before the Greeks, a sanctuary was built here for the ancient goddess. When the Ionian Greeks came to these lands, they decided that the Great Mother was Artemis, and in the sixth century BC they began to build a huge temple in honor of their goddess on the site of an ancient sanctuary. Continue reading