Posts Tagged ‘Architecture’

Notre Dame’s Fire Reveals a Major Surprise Hidden in Its Architecture

Notre Dame’s Fire Reveals a Major Surprise Hidden in Its Architecture 20 March 2023 By Carly Cassella   (Aziz Ary Neto/Getty Images)   For all the damage that the 2019 Notre Dame fire wrought, it presented archaeologists in Paris with a unique opportunity to peer into through the landmark’s history. Parts of the famous cathedral […]

Architecture of the Floating (Or Sinking) City: How Was Venice Built?

The romantic city of Venice is known by many names, including the floating city, the city of canals and even the Queen of the Adriatic. This city of water was built on dozens of tiny islands located in the Venetian Lagoon, a wetland bay of the Adriatic Sea, interconnected by bridges and canals. If you’re […]

Africa to fortify the architecture of peace and security on the continent

In recent decades, the issue of ensuring the security of African states has become particularly acute. This is as a matter of fact, due to the numerous problems that have accumulated on the continent, including high levels of poverty, the dissatisfaction of the population of several countries with the policies of the authorities, territorial claims, […]

We Need To Build The Architecture Of Our Future

In April 2022, the United Nations established the Global Crisis Response Group on Food, Energy, and Finance. This group is tracking the three major crises of food inflation, fuel inflation, and financial distress. Their second briefing, released on 8 June 2022, noted that, after two years of the COVID-19 pandemic: the world economy has been left in a […]

Saving Iraqi Mudhif Reed Architecture from Oblivion

Take a look around someone’s house and you can learn a great deal about their way of life and their culture. Read more Section:  News Ancient Places Asia History Ancient Traditions Read Later 

Sticky Rice Mortar Used in Ancient Chinese Architecture

Ancient Chinese culture has made great contributions to humanity. The so-called Four Great Inventions of China – the compass, gunpowder, paper, and printing – are still being used extensively today.  Read more Section:  Artifacts Ancient Technology News Read Later 

Archaeoacoustics and Ancient Architecture: Megaliths, Music and the Mind

Before introducing the Big Question, let’s ponder a minute. Isn’t it amazing that for hundreds of thousands of years, all of humankind lived the same way everywhere on Earth.  Read more Section:  Artifacts Ancient Technology News Ancient Places Asia Unexplained Phenomena Read Later 

The Mysteries and Spectacular Architecture of Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat is a fascinating temple complex in northwestern Cambodia, located in what was once the capital of the ancient Khmer Empire which presided over a vast kingdom in Southeast Asia.  Read more Section:  News Ancient Places Asia Read Later  Source

The Wondrous Buddhist Rock-Cut Architecture of the Ajanta Caves

It was in 1819 when John Smith, a British army officer in pursuit of a tiger came across a cave near Ajanta village in India. More than thirty caves carved inside the rock of the mountainside and arranged in a horseshoe shape—the well-known Ajanta Caves—have now been discovered in that area. These Buddhist rock-cut caves are […]

German Artist Christian Wilberg Painted the Architecture and Landscape of Italy

Christian Wilberg was a German painter. Wilberg was born in 1839 in Havelberg in the Margraviate of Brandenburg where he lived until 1861. He was originally a house painter before moving to Berlin where he studied painting at Eduard Pape’s atelier. After 18 months, Pape suggested to Wilberg that he should study further with Paul […]

Mycenaean Cult Of The Dead And Burial Architecture

Tholos and the grave circles in the ancient citadel of Mycenae, located on a small hill, nestled between two larger hills on the fertile Argolid plain in the Peloponnese, Greece, exemplify a synergy of Bronze Age intellectual and artistic talents, invested in contemplating the nature of death and the possibilities of an Afterlife. The awareness […]

Forensic Architecture victory shows that Palestine censorship must be confronted

Last month the investigative group Forensic Architecture pulled a show from the University of Manchester’s Whitworth Gallery after a statement of solidarity with Palestine was removed. “Forensic Architecture stands with Palestine,” read a statement in the group’s Cloud Studies exhibition. “We believe this liberation struggle is inseparable from other global struggles against racism, white supremacy, […]

The Architecture and Spiritual History of India’s Famous Barabar Caves

The Barabar Caves are a group of rock-cut caves located in the eastern Indian state of Bihar. The Barabar Caves contain a total of seven caves, the oldest of which date to the Mauryan period. The caves from the Mauryan period are reckoned to be the oldest rock-cut caves in India. The Barabar Caves are […]

Taq Kasra, Persian masterpiece of architecture in Iraq, to be restored

Taq Kasra, Persian masterpiece of architecture in Iraq, to be restored – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – Iraq’s Minister of Culture, Tourism and Antiquities Hassan Nazim has said urgent restoration work is due to commence on Taq Kasra.  Located near Baghdad, the ancient Persian masterpiece of architecture was partly collapsed last year, prompting criticism from many Iranian supporters of […]

Remnants of an ancient past: discover troglodyte architecture near capital Tehran

Photo depicts an example of troglodyte architecture, which includes vertical shafts, rooms, and other interiors, dug by man into the southern face of Alborz mountain range in Eshtehard county, near Tehran, May 18, 2021. Iran is a haven for ancient troglodytic architecture which is almost forgotten in the face of modernity; today, fewer locals are […]

LiDAR Tech Unearths “Supertantalizing” Hidden Tikal Architecture

Back in 2016, a group of scholars and researchers from the Foundation of Maya Cultural and Natural Heritage (PACUNAM) set out to study the rainforests of Guatemala using LiDAR remote-sensing technology in the hope of uncovering Tikal architecture and remains. Thanks to this superior technology, researchers have been able to make a fantastic new discovery […]

Imam Mosque: a grand, sparkling jewel of Islamic architecture  

TEHRAN – At the southern end of the UNESCO-registered Imam (Naghsh-e Jahan) Square stands the big, grand, and imposing Imam Mosque in the touristic city of Isfahan, central Iran. Visitors to the mosque are mainly overwhelmed with good views of the main dome with its glorious profusion of turquoise-shaded tiles  as one of the masterpices […]

Hellenistic Germania: The Art and Architecture of Leo Von Klenze

Leo Von Klenze (1784-1864) by Franz Hanfstaengl (Album ‘Der Zeitgenossen’, Zeno Fotografie) Leo von Klenze (full name Franz Karl Leopold von Klenze) (ᛉ February 29, 1784 in Buchladen – ᛦ January 26, 1864 in Munich) was a German Neoclassicist architect, painter and writer. Court architect of Bavarian King Ludwig I with whom he had a […]

Baalbek: Jewel of Aryan Architecture in Ancient Lebanon

In the post-Flood period., a mass migration of ancient Aryan tribes moved south from the Caucuses and into the plains of southern Turkey, Syria, Mesopotamia and into Lebanon, and across to Africa to settle in Egypt and Libya. Today, the populations of the earth are often perceived as the same today as they were thousands […]

Prehistoric Architecture

By Sir Banister Fletcher (1946) …Ah, to build, to build, that is the noblest art of all the arts. Painting and Sculpture are but images, are merely shadows cast by outward things on stone or canvas, having in themselves no separate existence. Architecture, existing in itself, and not in seeming a something it is not, […]

The Death of American Architecture

Renegade Editor’s Note: This article was written in 1976. Things have only gotten worse since then. It is precisely because the final goal of architecture is universality that it first must be rooted in time and place. Only in transcending these limitations does it become great. Regionalism is a qualifying discipline which insures a sense […]

BREAKING: Pockets Of Architecture ‘Perfect For Concealing Bodies’ Discovered At Clinton Library

The Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock is considered on of the finer pieces of architecture in the state. During a seminar last week at the University of Houston, however, a student pointed out something about the building that doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. In between mechanical rooms were what appeared to be empty spaces […]

Atlantis Unearthed — Surprising Underwater Scans Show Lost Architecture on the Sea Floor

In his poems of the Iliad, the Greek Philosopher Homer introduces us to the mythical city of Troy, which remained a curiosity to many until the late 1870s when Heinrich Schliemann, on a hunch, began excavating the remains of an ancient city in Turkey. Although he was an amateur archaeologist and his methods were considered […]

Third Reich Residential Architecture

Renegade Editor’s Note: These houses are not grandiose, obviously being dwarfed by the McMansions of America, but they were well-built and look quite comfortable for family living, providing us with an interesting look into how the average German lived during the Third Reich. By ArturAxmann This is a presentation of Third Reich era residential architecture […]

Iran hopes to join project to produce nuclear fusion power

NEW YORK (AP) — Iran is hoping to join an international project in southern France that hopes to build the first machine to generate significant amounts of energy using nuclear fusion, which is considered a clean, safe and virtually limitless form of nuclear power. Laban Coblentz, spokesman for the ITER project, said a high-level Iranian […]

Did U.S. military facilitate the escape of 2000 ISIS terrorists from Ramadi?

     The Iraqi Army, the Counter Terrorism units, the Federal police, and Anbar tribes entered the city of Ramadi that was occupied by the self-proclaimed “Islamic State” group (ISIS) for several months. To their biggest surprise, only a few bodies of the terrorist group were found when intelligence gathering by the U.S led coalition and […]

Not Just Brain To Body: Researchers Discover That The Heart Sends Signals To The Brain

A group of prestigious and internationally recognized leaders in physics, biophysics, astrophysics, education, mathematics, engineering, cardiology, biofeedback and psychology (among other disciplines) have been doing some brilliant work over at the Institute of HeartMath. The Institute of HeartMath is a (well recognized) non-profit research and education organization dedicated to helping people reduce stress, self-regulate emotions, […]

Seymour Park Moss Vale dog park

after years of asking Wingecarribee council for a bin at park entrance, still nothing. after years of asking Wingecarribee council for a fence separating the road from the park so dogs would stop running across the road and getting run over, still nothing. Come to Seymour park public toilets and drink beer with your mates, […]

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