Mystery and fantasy in an unusual paintings by Alexandra Modeller
The gallery of strange creatures, embodied fears and sinful desires in the paintings of Alexandra Bodeller will easily take you to the farthest borders of fantasy. Each canvas is a…

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The secret of the Zakrevsky pyramid-the tomb of the Russian chief Prosecutor, who was crazy about Egypt
The mystery and hypnotic appeal of the Egyptian pyramids has always haunted lovers of mysticism and the history of ancient civilizations. Fans of Egyptian culture in many parts of the…

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The calendar of the ancient Slavs
Most vividly, the dual faith is reflected in the peasant land-farming calendar, where the veneration of Christian saints is closely intertwined with pagan beliefs and rites. Over time, many of…

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Monthly Archives: January 2018

Two brides for one groom: the Mystery of the picturesque plot of the mystical betrothal of Saint Catherine

Among the works of masters of the Renaissance and later periods of the history of painting, there are often those that depict the “mystical betrothal of Saint Catherine”. At the same time, the essence of what is happening may seem vague – after all, the engagement in the usual modern understanding of the canvas does not occur. It turns out that the brides in these paintings could be two different women, but the groom – always one.

Saint Catherine of Alexandria lived in Egypt in the third century ad. Before the adoption of Christianity, she was named Dorothea and was the daughter of the ruler of Alexandria. The girl was famous for her extraordinary beauty, wisdom, and spiritual qualities, and was, of course, an enviable bride, but as a bridegroom she wanted only the most worthy – the one who would surpass her in everything. Continue reading

The secret of the Zakrevsky pyramid-the tomb of the Russian chief Prosecutor, who was crazy about Egypt

The mystery and hypnotic appeal of the Egyptian pyramids has always haunted lovers of mysticism and the history of ancient civilizations. Fans of Egyptian culture in many parts of the world have tried and are trying to build something similar. On Ukrainian soil, for example, the most famous “copy” of the Egyptian wonder of the world was the so-called Zakrevsky pyramid, built more than 120 years ago. You can still see this ancestral tomb.
It all started with the fact that the chief Prosecutor Ignatius Zakrevsky, who was in the service of Alexander III, at the end of the century before last, was sent as an Ambassador of the Russian Empire to Egypt. The famous Senator and rich landowner, a representative of an ancient and revered noble family, had visited different countries before, but the Egyptian culture made the strongest impression on him. He was particularly struck by the grandiose beauty of the pyramids. Continue reading

Destruction of Atlantis
The fall of an asteroid or comet fragments to explain the death of Atlantis, supporters of its location in the Atlantic ocean are most often attracted to space disasters. The…

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Why runes of the ancient Germans are considered magical and how they can help
Runes carry information not only about the past, but also about the future – so the ancient tribes believed, and modern followers of occultism also proclaim this. What is the…

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The bride's corpse: the mystical story of the La Pascualita mannequin
The "great and terrible" Belgian Maestro Jan Fabre won fame with provocative paintings, sculptures, installations and art performances. His work is so shocking that the degree of strangeness can compete…

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Guardian angel
This happened at the end of November 2004. Then I just got a passport, and my friends and I were going to celebrate the New year in "warm lands". The…

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