Military Antiques
The history of weapons and other military subjects is for the most part a series of technical improvements in the means of killing or defending enemies. In addition, gunsmiths pursued…

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Mannerism
Mannerism (Italian. Manierismo - pretentiousness, mannerism from maniera - method, method) is a name that tentatively denotes stylistic trends, as well as a certain stage in the development of European,…

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The most mysterious archaeological finds

From about 4000 to 2900 BC temples lived on the islands of Malta and Gozo, who left behind many temple complexes. It is surprising not only the architecture of these buildings, but also the fact that the templars at some point simply disappeared, leaving not a single trace behind them, in addition to the already mentioned temples.
All that archaeologists can say about this – the cause of the disappearance of the templar civilization was not an epidemic, not war and not hunger. Perhaps not without religious extremism or environmental factors – there are no other versions.
All that is known about the templar is that they were obviously obsessed with building stone temples – there are more than thirty of them on both islands. The researchers found traces of sacrifices and complex rituals there, and also found out that the templar were fixated on the ideas of life, sex and death – this is indicated by sculptures and images of phallic symbols and pyshnotely (and, accordingly, fertile) women. Continue reading

Burial Facility-3.

It is possible that someone has already heard about the excavations of this necropolis, read materials in the open spaces of the network, watched reports on TV. However, the quality of the presentation of information in the media about archaeological discoveries is not particularly high. Due to the specifics of their profession, journalists do not go deep into details (and sometimes due to simple incompetence, but this is not a generalization, please do not take journalists reading this opus into your account). In most cases, specialists simply simply have no time to explain to the public that yes how. After all, the more and more interesting you dig up – the thicker the report. Then you still have to report to the conferences. And then publish. In general, write without stopping. Continue reading

Pictures of the Escaping World – Ukiyo-e

Originality – the main feature of the Japanese ukiyo-e engraving. Not having analogies in the art of other countries of the Far East, this system formed the basis for the formation of not only the culture of Japan itself, but also influenced the historical course and the formation of the whole world culture.
Nearly two centuries (XVII – XIX centuries), belonging to the Edo era, existed ukiyo-e, originated in the depths of urban culture and passed a long and interesting way, captured by the masters of Japanese engravings creating their paintings in different periods.
The founder of the ukiyo-e engraving is Hishikawa Moronobu (1618-1694). Continue reading

Kuindzhi Arkhip Ivanovich
Arkhip Ivanovich Kuindzhi is one of the most prominent artists in the history of Russian landscape painting. The author of the most popular paintings went through a thorny creative path…

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Vintage fans
Fans appeared in the East at least 2000 years ago. Initially, the leaves of plants served as fans, the shape of which was later assumed by artificial fans. Their appearance…

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Moonlight painting
The Arkhip Kuindzhi exhibition opened in the Tretyakov Gallery, bringing together more than 180 works by the artist and presenting his work from a new perspective - as a forerunner…

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