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St. Patrick’s Purgatory

On a small island in the middle of the lake once was a cave, considered entering the realm of the dead. This place is situated in County Donegal in Ireland, called the Purgatory of St. Patrick. It is said that pilgrims who have experienced its horrors, got rid of the pains of purgatory, which remain in store for death to atone for sins.

On a small island in the middle of the lake once was a cave, considered entering the realm of the dead. This place is situated in County Donegal in Ireland, called the Purgatory of St. Patrick. It is said that pilgrims who have experienced its horrors, got rid of the pains of purgatory, which remain in store for death to atone for sins.
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Posted by on October 26, 2009 in Historical

 

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Astronomers have discovered the most distant galaxy

Giant galaxies, and the most distant ever detected super massive black holes have opened in the depths of the universe, astronomers using the telescope “Subaru” in Hawaii.

Super massive black hole mass of 1 billion solar years “hiding” in the center of the galaxy, because of what it found was extremely difficult. To do this, even had a special camera that works in the near-infrared spectral region, and install it on the telescope.
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Posted by on October 26, 2009 in Galaxy

 

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Mysterious place where violated the laws of gravity

In California, near the city of Santa Cruz, is an amazing place in the existence of which is hard to believe, even when he saw his own eyes. Small fields, referred to, is located on the slope of a gently sloping hill, overgrown with huge gum trees. For decades, the Santa Cruz rush of the crowd of tourists, because of the clearing mysterious things occur, or, as they say, – the abnormal phenomenon.

Approaching this area there is people from afar. Begins to flutter, the heart, there is a state of mild euphoria. All this could be attributed to a small rise, which has to overcome in order to look at the “anomalous meadow, but there are realities which can not be neglected. Near the city of Santa Cruz is home truly unique place and amaze anyone.
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Posted by on October 26, 2009 in Mysterious

 

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Mysterious world of Charles Williams

Charles Williams120 years ago, on Sept. 20, 1886, was born a man, life and death enveloped by a halo of mystery. Rosicrucians saw him as a follower, although he always remained a devout Christian. Christians have shied away from him even after he left the occult Order, shaking off the dust from their feet. Charles Williams was everywhere, and not to the point, however, covered by his presence all around.

Already in childhood, when religious parents were taken to Charles in a small church, he visited her not coerced, but because of the pull of the mountain world, which beckoned to her dreamy child.
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Posted by on October 21, 2009 in Mysterious

 

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The most mysterious city in the world

mysterious, city In the euro area “- a bus to get to the capital of the Czech Republic can be for an hour by plane or train for the day. But the majority of Ukrainian tourists prefer the bus: much cheaper. From Kiev to Prague our “Neoplan” rode for 26 hours, 5 of them had to stand in line at the Ukrainian-Polish border. – Do not worry, it’s – the only trouble – tell us the representative of the tour company. – More – “Eurozone”. Polish-Czech border, you will not even notice! “And he was right, no more problems. No we are not interested in the passport is not looked in, baggage is not checked. Prague greeted with a rainbow in the sky after a good rain. Feast for the eyes in Europe, perhaps, there is no other city which would have preserved its historical part intact. When you walk through the old streets of Prague, it is difficult to conceal admiration. No matter how many houses on it no matter – they are all different, and each can be called a masterpiece. The ancient masters were inexhaustible imagination. Not only that each house is unique to itself, even the design of the windows of each floor may be different. Therefore, the house in the old part of town have not only a serial number but also their own names: “Scarlet Rose”, “Golden Tower”, “Angel” … Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on October 12, 2009 in Mysterious

 

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Electricity – the most mysterious of all the great!

Since the death of Nikola Tesla had already passed more than sixty years, but the mystery of this great scientist, amaze the world with their inventions and discoveries, still remains a mystery. He was called a superman, and some are even suspected of having links with the devil himself!
Inspired prophet
By the nature of Tesla was a reserved man, not allowing anyone in the world their feelings and thoughts. He remained a lifelong bachelor who devoted himself entirely to science and invention.
In essence, this man became a living machine, which incessantly, for many decades has delivered wonderful discoveries. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on October 12, 2009 in Historical

 

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Terrible weapon of Byzantium

Most of the historical sources attribute the invention of Greek fire mechanics Callinicos of Heliopolis. Historian Theophanes in the “Chronograph” reports that in 673 AD, during the siege of Constantinople by the Arabs, the Byzantine emperor gave Callinicos recipe incendiary composition, later called Greek fire.

The composition was placed in a closed vessel, which was spilling catapults at the enemy. In some manuscripts say that poured out of the wrecked vessel, in conjunction with the air mixture is ignited. Cover with Greek fire was impossible: water only increased its combustion.
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Posted by on October 1, 2009 in Historical

 

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Answer me that the fire was discovered angel

Byzantine emperors immediately appreciated the strategic importance of the new combat funds. Leo Philosopher ordered to cook Greek fire only in clandestine laboratories, and Constantine VII Porfirorodny announced his recipe for making a state secret.
To preserve it, he used all available at his disposal an arsenal of intimidation and secrecy.
In a warning to his son, the future heir to the throne, he was in “Discourses on Government, wrote:” You should most worry about the Greek fire … and if someone dares to ask him about you, how often have we asked ourselves, rejects those requests and said he would open fire was the Angel of Constantine, the first Christian emperor.
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Posted by on October 1, 2009 in Historical

 

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Fire ceases to be Greek

Vain were the attempts of the Arabs and Slavs, to feel the full force of the Greek fire, from the Byzantines to know the secret of this terrible weapon. Neither the subsequent convergence or affinity of some of the great Russian princes and the Byzantine emperors to no avail.

More than five centuries of Byzantium kept secret of Greek fire, and, if not treason, it has managed to maintain a monopoly on even more.
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Posted by on October 1, 2009 in Historical

 

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All attempts are futile

What else could be the Greek fire? Many scholars of antiquity, trying to uncover the mystery, made all sorts of chemical mixtures, which included almost all known at the time incendiary.

The first attempt to lift the veil of secrecy was made by the Byzantine historian of the Princess Anna Comnenus (1083-1148). In her recipe featured only three components: resin, sulfur and tree sap..
In France, some Dupre devoted to disclosure of this secret his whole life. Finally, completing the quest, he sold his discovery to the French king Louis XV (1710 – 1774). During testing, the king was horrified, and, as legend has it, ordered to destroy all documents that show the opening Dupre. Soon, the inventor himself died under mysterious circumstances …
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Posted by on October 1, 2009 in Historical

 

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