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The mystery of Pi in the pyramids of Egypt Part II

Lunes, febrero 7th, 2011

The mystery of Pi in the pyramids of Egypt Part II

The scientists suggest that the use of ropes would be impracticable in these cases (the strings of these dimensions would break or change its length because of the enormous pressure to keep them in power). So, it is likely that the Egyptians used a diameter wheels royal cubit to measure distances, rolling them and counting the revolutions (each full rotation of the wheel).

Limestone-capped Pyramid

And, as we saw in the example of the conference before, this is where Pi leaves his mark on the final measures. When the Egyptians wanted to measure the height of the pyramid, they just had to pile wheels above the other, and counted. (más…)

The mystery of Pi in the pyramids of Egypt

Miércoles, febrero 2nd, 2011

The mystery of Pi in the pyramids of Egypt – Part I

Pyramid of Khafre

Long before it became fashionable theories about the construction of the pyramids of Egypt or that talk of aliens, inhabitants of Atlantis, it was thought that they were the work of God. The early Christians and Muslims believed that the pyramids were built shelters to survive the Flood.

Already in the nineteenth century, some findings suggested that the construction of the pyramids was influenced by a superior body. (más…)

Holy Week processions in Castilla y León

Viernes, enero 28th, 2011

Easter is lived with great devotion in many parts of Spain. They are famous processions of Andalusia, Castile and León but there are also interesting processions can live.

Holy Week processions in Castilla y León

Photography by Zyllan

The Procession of the Steps of Leon:

In Leon the procession of the Way of Light, organized by the Confraternity of the Holy Sepulchre Life expectancy, leaves the cathedral on Holy Saturday. A total of 16 confradías and sororities consist of tens of thousands of Papon, which is the name given to the brothers “confadres” the procession of León. The procession of the steps and the round of Leon are declared International Tourist Interest. (más…)

Top 10 Mayan ruins

Lunes, enero 24th, 2011

Blog de Villa de Ayora: Top 10 Mayan ruins

Mexico is one of the countries with ancient ruins, archaeological excavations and undiscovered archeological sites that have been completely swallowed by the jungle. The provinces of Chiapas, Yucatan and Quintana Roo Mayan ruins are filled with well cared for tourists, or buried under the thick and spectacular flora of the area.

Mayan ruins

Photography by grahamc99

In this post I will present a ranking of the best Mayan ruins that we think are most interesting in Mexico to visit, whether you leave enough time to enjoy these mystical places and learn about Mayan culture: (más…)

The temple of Hatshepsut

Lunes, enero 10th, 2011

Mysteries and tragedies of the first female pharaoh

Queen Hatshepsut has left a legacy of great story of character, willpower and a beautiful temple nestled between mountains. The temple is a must if you travel to Egypt due to its incredible location on the cliffs of Deir el-Bahari, near Thebes.

The temple of Hatshepsut

Photography by masterplaan

If the structure of the temple, partly by air and one hand dug into the rock, attracts visitors, without a doubt one of the strengths of interest is the story of the first female pharaoh, even dressed as a man and beard to govern. (más…)

British Museum: Ashurbanipal hunting lions

Domingo, enero 9th, 2011

The British Museum of London, have permanent one of the most impressive collections of Assyrian reliefs that have survived until today.

British Museum: Ashurbanipal hunting lions

Fotografía por moria

The North Palace at Nineveh, in present day Iraq, has art displayed in low relief with amazing profusion showing details of the favorite subject of the Assyrian kings at that time: the hunting of lions.

Ashurbanipal (668-631 BC), the most famous of the Assyrian kings, we are shown in different scenes of hunting lions wounding. Even we can see scenes in which a subject of Assurbanipal is wounded by one of the lions, when it appears the great sovereign to punish the cat. (más…)

Discover the Roman city of Pompeii

Jueves, diciembre 23rd, 2010

2,000 years ago the city of Pompeii, in the Gulf of Naples (southern Italy), was being rebuilt after being hit by an earthquake. Pompeii was a Roman city where many people enjoyed their second home in the first century BC. But on August 24, 1979 AD, Vesuvius erupted and devastated by lava and ash across the area south of the Gulf of Naples, including the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum.

The Roman city of Pompeii

Photography by melenama

In the eighteenth century found the city of Pompeii was buried under meters of lava and earth, and work began to “rescue” the city of burial under which it took more than 1,500 years. Today, Pompeii is one of the biggest attractions in southern Italy, as it allows visitors to stroll the streets, visit the houses with many of the frescoes still intact, see the Roman Forum, the shops, the brothel or the gym it was a Roman town 2,000 years ago. (más…)

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