The Myths Of Atlantis
Divine Atlantis! Beautiful are your mountains and valleys, the voices of your nymphs. Virgin are your dances, white fonts. Here the all-perfect goddesses bathe, hiding from mortals the mysterious beauty…

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A hell of a lot of wax and bronze. Horned self-portraits of Jan Fabre in the sculpture series CHAPTERS I - XVIII
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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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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God of fertility

The God of fertility associated with Navya (the lower world) was Veles (Volos, Vlas). The name Veles goes back to the ancient root “vel” with the meaning “dead”. But since the world of the dead was associated with the idea of magic power, the owner of which subdues people, the same root means power and is found in the words “power”, “command”, “possess”, “great”. Descent into the other world brings the hero omniscience, special wisdom, often associated with poetic features, so Veles is simultaneously the God of wisdom and poetry (the prophetic singer Boyan in” the Word about Igor’s regiment “is called the grandson of “Veles’s grandson”). Continue reading

The fantastic worlds of Jules Verne

106 years ago, on March 24, 1905, the great writer and passionate traveler, the founder of the genre of science fiction, Jules Verne, died. The writer lived in the past and the future, on earth and underground, in the air, under water and on distant planets. Much of what he described in his novels will have a lasting place in the world in the future.

Jules Verne’s technical predictions include the invention of an airplane and helicopter, television and video communications, interplanetary travel (and the launch site chosen by the writer for the flight to the moon is located near the modern spaceport), space satellites and underwater spacesuits. But the submarine described in the novel “20 thousand leagues under the sea”, the invention of Jules Verne is difficult to call: the idea of creating a submarine was considered by Leonardo da Vinci, they tried to build it under Peter I and use it in the United States during the civil war. Continue reading

Mysteries of the Mayan calendar

On August 11, 3114 BC, according to the Mayan calendar, the era of the Fifth Sun began. About the end of this era, which according to the Mayan calendar will come in less than six months, there are various rumors. So in today’s journey, we will go to solve the mysterious and frightening mysteries of the Mayan calendar. Why it is considered more accurate than the Gregorian, what is its essence, and what awaits us on December 21, 2012.

One calendar is good, but two are better
In fact, the Maya had two calendars. One, domestic or agricultural, corresponded to the solar year and was called Haab. The year in it, as it should, lasted 365 days. Continue reading

Haunted house: 5 mysterious estates in Russia, where they promise a meeting with the unknown
In Europe, houses and castles associated with mystical stories are always popular among tourists. Ghosts that supposedly live in ancient palaces become a brand for which fans of the unknown…

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New year's fairy tales and magic plots…
The old year is gone, the past is gone. This time always brings a touch of mystery, magic, fairy-tale. Since childhood, the time of making wishes and their implementation. And…

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Haunted house: 5 mysterious estates in Russia, where they promise a meeting with the unknown
In Europe, houses and castles associated with mystical stories are always popular among tourists. Ghosts that supposedly live in ancient palaces become a brand for which fans of the unknown…

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The curse of the "Master and Margarita": how the fate of the actors who starred in the series based on the mystical novel by Bulgakov
During theatrical productions and filming of films on "the Master and Margarita" invariably occur certain events that generate rumors of mystical cases with those who try to screen it. Whether…

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