tagged w/ Ruins
Until the end of October you can still go to the show "The Moons of Pompeii" and admire the ruins at moonlight. A unique opportunity to relive the emotions of those who were happy within those walls.
http://www.inaltreparole.net/en/travels/lunedipompeiscavi230811.htmlUntil the end of October you can still go to the show "The Moons of Pompeii"... more
Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre, two self-taught French photographers, realized Detroit would be a perfect place to record their obsession with ruins.
"When a building is abandoned, in some way it’s escaping from us, from our human context. It's like it’s slipping into another reality. We try to depict that. Ruins and buildings are really good metaphors for human nature, for our ability to create and destroy.
A fading and rotting building reminds you how fluctuating and ephemeral things are. Ruins are a kind of humanisation of architecture. Their fragility brings them closer to us. They turn structures that can be perceived as inanimate and cold into something really moving. The Michigan train station for instance is even more iconic as a ruin than if it was clean and painted white."
Note; It's not possible to upload the pictures from this article, but do check them out on this site.
http://www.economist.com/blogs/prospero/2011/03/ruins_detroit&fsrc=nwlYves Marchand and Romain Meffre, two self-taught French photographers, realized... more
Max Lugavere and Jason Silva host a look at life in Italy usually experienced only by locals and the most adventurous travelers. Highlights include a festival for "ugly" people, the residents of Siena saddle up for a fiercely competitive race, and people celebrate a raucous Pagan ritual on the island of Sardinia.Max Lugavere and Jason Silva host a look at life in Italy usually experienced only by... more
CAIRO - Archaeologists have unearthed a massive red granite head of one Egypt's most famous pharaohs who ruled nearly 3,400 years ago, the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities announced Sunday.
The head of Amenhotep III, which alone is about the height of a person, was dug out of the ruins of the pharaoh's mortuary temple in the southern city of Luxor.
The leader of the expedition that discovered the head described it as the best preserved sculpture of Amenhotep III's face found to date.
"Other statues have always had something broken: the tip of the nose, the face is eroded," said Dr. Hourig Sourouzian, who has led the led the Egyptian-European expedition at the site since 1999. "But here, from the tip of the crown to the chin, it is so beautifully carved and polished, nothing is broken."
The head is part of a larger statue found several years ago, along with the parts of the body, the back slab, and the ceremonial beard which Souruzian says will soon be connected with the head.
Amenhotep III, who was the grandfather of the famed boy-pharaoh Tutankhamun, ruled from 1387-1348 B.C. at the height of Egypt's New Kingdom and presided over a vast empire stretching from Nubia in the south to Syria in the north.
Sourouzian said the pharaoh was famous for leading Egypt at the peak of its ancient civilization, when peace and luxury were prevalent throughout the kingdom. Craftsmen were also honing their artistic techniques during the period, which may explain the symmetrical features of the unearthed head.
"But he may have looked exactly as this statue and he may have been a very beautiful, very handsome man," Sourouzian told the Associated Press.
Amenhotep III's massive mortuary temple was largely destroyed, possibly by floods, and little remains of its walls.
The expedition, however, has unearthed a wealth of artifacts and statuary in the buried ruins, including two statues of Amenhotep made of black granite found in March.CAIRO - Archaeologists have unearthed a massive red granite head of one Egypt's... more
Russian Northern coast is a vast territory lays for a few thousand of miles and all this coastline is inside the Polar Circle. Long polar winters mean no daylight at all, just one day changes another without any sign of the Sun rising above the horizon. There is only polar night for 100 day a year.
But across this Northern coast there was always a short way for the cargo boats to travel from Eastern part of Russia to the Western. Now this trip can be made fairly easy with the appearance of all the satellite navigation equipment like GPS and others, but during the Soviet Era they had none of this.
So, the Communist Party of the Soviet Union decided to build a chain of lighthouses to guide ships finding their way in the dark polar night across uninhabited shores of the Soviet Russian Empire. So it has been done and a series of such lighthouses has been erected. They had to be fully autonomous, because they were situated hundreds and hundreds miles aways from any populated areas. After reviewing different ideas on how to make them work for a years without service and any external power supply, Soviet engineers decided to implement atomic energy to power up those structures. So, special lightweight small atomic reactors were produced in limited series to be delivered to the Polar Circle lands and to be installed on the lighthouses. Those small reactors could work in the independent mode for years and didn’t require any human interference, so it was very handy in the situation like this. It was a kind of robot-lighthouse which counted itself the time of the year and the length of the daylight, turned on its lights when it was needed and sent radio signals to near by ships to warn them on their journey. It all looks like ran out the sci-fi book pages, but so they were.
Then, after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the unattended automatic lighthouses did it job for some time, but after some time they collapsed too. Mostly as a result of the hunt for the metals like copper and other stuff which were performed by the looters. They didn’t care or maybe even didn’t know the meaning of the “Radioactive Danger” sign and ignored them, breaking in and destroying the equipment. It sounds creepy but they broke into the reactors too causing all the structures to become radioactively polluted.
Those photos are from the trip to the one of such structures, the most close to the populated areas of the Russian far east. Now, there are signs “RADIOACTIVITY” written with big white letters on the approaching paths to the structure but they don’t stop the abandoned exotics lovers.
http://englishrussia.com/?p=2198Russian Northern coast is a vast territory lays for a few thousand of miles and all... more
Imagine entire islands and vast building complexes eerily abandoned virtually in your own back yard. This seemingly far-fetched scenario might be more real than you realize. Complexes of more than 150 buildings and even small islands are located near the heart of major cities such as Houston and Washington DC
. You may know these 70 Wonders of the Ancient Worldbut few consider how such ‘wonders‘ become abandoned at all. From insane asylums to military bases, hotels
to theme parks and seminaries to silos here are 7 more abandoned wonders of America.
http://weburbanist.com/2008/01/06/7-more-abandoned-wonders-of-america-from-military-islands-to-mental-institutions/#7Imagine entire islands and vast building complexes eerily abandoned virtually in your... more
Pennhurst, a school for the mentally ill and disabled, was closed in 1986 due to overcrowding and abuse of patients. The ruins have stood mostly untouched to this day, tucked away in Spring City, PA, a suburb of Philadelphia.
The huge, decaying campus hides in a forest just out of sight from the daily life of Spring City. Come with us on a tour of this fascinating modern ruin. Don't stay after dark!
For more information on Pennhurst, visit http://www.PreservePennhurst.com/
For more information specific to this video, email Pennhurst@LarryNocella.comPennhurst, a school for the mentally ill and disabled, was closed in 1986 due to... more
Ruins are streaming their new record in its entirety at this location. The new full-length, entitled "Front the Final Foes," will be available as an import next...Ruins are streaming their new record in its entirety at this location. The new... more
Men are not born stupid, but there are many political and economic interests in the world which want them to be so. Often we think that ignorance is the reason why many people support obviously inadequate governments, but in reality is something much more serious than ignorance, is education to self-destruction. Imagine a thief who enters a house to rob and destroy. The noise alarm one of its inhabitants, who immediatly tries to stop the thief.Men are not born stupid, but there are many political and economic interests in the... more
Teotihuacán is an enormous archaeological site in the Basin of Mexico, containing some of the largest pyramidal structures built in the pre-Columbian Americas. Apart from the pyramidal structures, the archaeological site of Teotihuacan is also known for its large residential complexes, the so-called "street of the dead", and its colorful well-preserved murals.Teotihuacán is an enormous archaeological site in the Basin of Mexico,... more
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Roman temple ruins from the 2nd century A.D. have emerged from excavations at the ancient Jewish capital of the Galilee in Israel.
The discovery shows that the city of Zippori housed a significant pagan population which built a temple in the city center during the Roman period. The central location of the temple lies within a walled courtyard, and may help archaeologists better understand the urban layout of Zippori in the Roman era.
A church from the later Byzantine period sits on top of the ancient temple, as revealed by the Noam Shudofsky Zippori Expedition headed by Zeev Weiss of the Institute of Archaeology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
The building of the church on the foundation of the temple testifies to the preservation of the sacred section of the city over time. The new finding not only sheds light the religious life, culture and society in Roman and Byzantine Zippori, but also indicates that Jews, pagans and later Christians lived together and developed their hometown with various buildings.
The newly discovered temple is located south of the decumanus, or colonnaded street, that ran from east to west and was the main thoroughfare in the city during the Roman through Byzantine period. The temple, measuring approximately 79 by 39 feet (24 by 12 meters), was built with a decorated façade facing the street. The temple's walls were plundered in ancient times and only its foundations remain.
No evidence has been found that reveals the nature of the temple's rituals, but some coins dating from the time of Antoninus Pius, minted in Diocaesarea (Zippori), depict a temple to the Roman gods Zeus and Tyche. The temple ceased to function at an unknown date, and a large church, the remains of which were uncovered by the Hebrew University excavation team in previous seasons, was built over it in the Byzantine period.
North of the decumanus, opposite the temple, a monumental building was partially excavated this summer. Its role is still unclear, although its nature and size indicate that it was an important building. A courtyard with a well-preserved stone pavement of smooth rectangular slabs executed in high quality was uncovered in the center of the building, upon which were found a pile of collapsed columns and capitals, probably as a result of an earthquake. The decoration on these architectural elements was executed in stucco.
Beyond a row of columns, an adjacent aisle and additional rooms were discovered. Two of them were decorated with colorful, geometrical mosaics. Roman temple ruins from the 2nd century A.D. have emerged from excavations at the... more