The Axum Stelae is a huge area where there are several huge stelae or obelisks. Along with other city attractions, the field of steles in the city attracts many tourists. These stelae date back from the 300 - 500 years BC and it is likely they appeared there before penetration into the territory of the appearance of the Christian religion into the territory.
Description and History
Their purpose is likely a religious character, but probably not, unfortunately, is impossible. Many researchers believe that these obelisks mark the burial place of ancient kings, in the lower parts, some of the stelae have altars with special grooves made to drain the blood of victims. The imperial family adopted Christianity in the 4th century BC, and in the 5th it spread in Ethiopia. Accordingly, these stelae appeared here during the change of religion, which can be seen on the images. On many of the obelisks are Christian paintings and inscriptions. One of the largest stelae was dismantled in 1937 by Mussolini's troops and transported to Rome. In 2008, the lower part of the obelisk was returned to Ethiopia. It is expected that in the near future the two remaining parts be back to Axum and be installed here. On the northern stelae field, there are a total of more than 120 stelae, made of smooth gray stone. Each stele is made of a single piece of granite and turned its face to the south. All the steles are carved in such a way as to resemble a home: the bottom is a picture of the door, above the transverse band divided it into "stages" in which there are images of the windows. They are smooth, except for a single ring clasp at the top of the stele. On the top of all the stelae there are semicircular shapes, which symbolize obviously heaven. Some scientists believe that these stelae were dedicated to the sun god, and the locals. There is a legend that these phallic symbols were dedicated to fertility. The largest obelisk (32.9 m) fell down, probably during the installation. It lies on the ground, which allows close view images on it, to investigate the manner and the style of work. If this obelisk had been still standing, it would have been the tallest obelisk in the world! According to the legend, beneath it is the tomb of the beautiful Queen of Sheba. One of the biggest steles is King Ezana, which stands near the entrance to the field. Ezana was the first king who converted to Christianity and began to spread in Ethiopia. The field of stelae in Axum is impressive and it is certainly worth visiting. You can do absolutely stunning photos. Between two applications of this technical device are thousands of years 3000-4000.
The very technical invention that proves the truth of the alien / aliens is also very interesting. The first episode sends us to a distant Ethiopia, to its ancient capital, to the city of Axum. The capital of one of the four superpowers of the world (past): the kingdom of Persia and Babylon, the kingdom of the Roman, the kingdom of Aksum and the kingdom of China. And turn our attention to the three stelae which survived till nowadays. They allow you to see at firsthand the technical superiority of extraterrestrial civilizations which visited these places, and their memory remained in the oral history of the city / state. Why technical superiority? The surviving stelae, with heights of 21, 24 and 33.5 meters are made of cast basalt, which modern tools and techniques cannot handle. Moreover, extant stelae among the many other stelae, have fallen to the ground. Why extraterrestrial civilization? According to the popular legend, handed down by word of mouth for thousands of years, giant stelae made cyclops (you can read the aliens in space suits, where the front part of the helmet was made of translucent, and looked like a big eye). They were cast in stone stele in the prepared forms. But that's not the point. Even a broken-stelae gave the impression of a multilevel structure, composed of separate parts. According to an oral tradition, the aliens have done several times smaller copies of their own homes - the skyscrapers, which had the front door. Is it closer to reality, if the aliens wanted to leave a memory, for the living people, and for the descendants of the same aliens who visit these places again and again? In other words, how the skyscraper design fits into a logical framework so reasonably? So, if the aliens have made their steles of the monolith without this particular structural element (cylinder lock), the stele would remain very tall towers - one of the wonders of the ordinary. But the newcomers have shown specifically how their high-rise building (stackable tiers), fix every floor of genius in its simplicity connection. Once again confirming that they reflect the real structure they use in everyday life (though reduced in a few dozen times). By the way, does not it look like a stele at 22 kilometer tower-building, which the U.S. astronauts saw in an expedition to the moon?
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Since ancient times, this is an unspoken competition among architects to be the builder of the tallest building, of the longest bridge, of the most original house, of the most beautiful churches, etc.
Telling the truth, the architects began to receive recognition for their work only in recent times (since the era of modern times.
) Prior to that, until the time of the late Middle Ages, all the laurels battered rulers, barons, knights and other nobles, many of whom did not know what the project construction is.
There are several categories of buildings, which, thanks to their impressive size are among the most famous man-made objects.
These categories include the pyramids, bridges, towers and skyscrapers.
A tower is a high engineering construction.
The main differences from the other towers, tall buildings are the lack of braces (console design, fixed only at the bottom)and extremely low internal volume, and sometimes the entire volume of the tower is occupied by only one staircase.
As an engineering construction, the tower belongs to the antenna-mast structures.
The most commonly towers use antennas and feeder equipment for their location.
For example, mobile operators are placed on towers and relay panel antenna.
If the height of the antenna-mast structures (AMC), is more than 45 feet , it requires an electricity system.
This requirement REGA to ensure safety.
The creators of the Eiffel Tower gave the go-ahead starting the present stage of the competition for the title of " the biggest skyscraper or tower of the world.
" Built in 1889 it became the tallest (312m) building in the world.
Prior to its two thousand years the palm kept Pyramid of Giza (147m).
After the Eiffel Tower became the champions of the growth series: the Empire State Building (381m) in New York, Chicago Sears Tower (442m), Malaysia's Petronas Towers (452m), Taiwan's Taipei 101 (508m).
The latter was built in 2004 and held the title of the world's tallest skyscraper until 21 July 2007, when the line was broken by the cherished tower Burj Dubai in United Arab Emirates.
It rose to a height of 512 meters.
The construction of the tower is not yet complete, its completion is scheduled for late 2008.
According to the statements of architects, its height will reach a record high indeed - 808 meters.
The cost of the construction of the tower is estimated at one billion dollars and has lasted for almost four years.
The average rate of the construction of one floor lasted three days.
The tower and the adjacent buildings occupied a land of 200 hectares (it cost the owners of the building 20 billion dollars).
The tower will be equipped with 56 elevators (incidentally, the fastest in the world), boutiques, swimming pools, apartments class "luxury" hotels, and observation sites .
A distinctive feature is the construction of the international working teams: South Korean firm contractor, American architects, Indian builders.
Four thousand people had been involved in the construction.
The building of the tower was created in the shape of a trefoil - a symbol of life in the desert.
Its spire will be visible at a distance of sixty miles.
The Burj Dubai Tower will be the center of a large architectural complex.
Among the buildings of the huge complex (12ha), there will be an artificial lake, 30 thousand homes, a large park area, nine hotels.
Since ancient times, people seek height.
The evidence of this fact can be found everywhere - from the ancient Egyptian pyramids to the modern skyscrapers.
The legend of the Tower of Babel explains this tendency as theomachism - people wanted to reach heaven and defeat the gods.
Then they did not succeed, God sent the exuberant wind, tossing the tower, and mixed in a sentence all human languages.
But people have stubbornly continued to build high-rise structures - whether we wanted to prove his power, or trying to get closer to God, or seeking other worlds .
But as a person - just a man, and him, as did the ancient Romans, to err, it sometimes happened that tall buildings do not want to look up and just started to lean down to its creators.
So, many towers fell .
The reasons for the fall of the towers is the most different, many of them are connected with the peculiarities of the soil or with errors in the design and construction.
But, of course, each tower has an explanation of this feature.
A good tower is usually not one but several legends associated with its slope.
And certainly the leaning tower is a local (and sometimes known in the whole world) landmark.
If the tower identified its status, it is immediately placed in local guidebooks, and even brings considerable income.
We will cover the most famous bowing towers, each remarkable in its own way.
The most famous of falling towers are one of the oldest.
The tower is a bell tower and is part of the architectural ensemble, which also includes the cathedral, baptistery and cemetery.
All this is built of white marble and it simply shines in sunny weather .