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Seven mysterious artifacts Hermitage

Seven wonders1. Clock Peacock

In 1777, Prince Grigory Potemkin decided to once again surprise the Empress Catherine. He chose to work English mechanic James Cox. Why it is unknown. Maybe Russian Count saw amazing things in promotional catalogs, which published the master. To send a gift to Russia, it had to be dismantled.

Disassemble something apart, but were unable to collect – some details turned either broken, or lost. And would pylilsya spectacular gift, if in 1791 Potemkin not instructed to revive the birds’ Ivan Kulibin. And the master of the highest class has done the impossible: clock went and intricate mechanism was moved. Once the clock starts ringing, alive owl in a cage.
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Posted by on April 28, 2014 in Historical, miracles, Mysterious

 

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Unsolved mysteries of the hermitage

Mysterious Hermitage93 ago opened all the rooms of the hermitage. What is not a reason to visit the famous museum? To inspect more than three million exhibits need at least eight years. We offer tour-sighting familiarity with the major mysteries of the hermitage

What peacock?

In 1777, prince grigory potemkin decided to once again surprise the empress catherine. He chose to work english mechanic james cox. Why it is unknown. Maybe russian count saw amazing things in promotional catalogs, which published the master. However, it is unclear whether cox personally fulfilled an order for russian prince or helped him fried rich Urey. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on January 13, 2014 in Historical, Mysterious

 

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