Greetings from “ancient Greece”


Парфенон 19 век

This photo from the early 20th century, “Ancient Greece”, so to speak – “the Parthenon in the rain.”

It is clearly seen that canny from plastered brick and at school all the same “historians” claimed that all of pure marble. But brick began to be used, according to “historians” somewhere in the 15th century. And build of brick began Kremlins and monasteries, such as the Moscow Kremlin – 1485 – 1495 years of the Novgorod – 1484 -1490, Nizhny Novgorod – 1500 – 1512, and so on, through the list.

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And we cast in granite

Lost building technologies Petersburg
 stone molding Richly illustrated article, in which Author specific examples argues in favor of casting technologies in the construction of St. Petersburg and shows the exorbitant complexity of most stone buildings of the city on the Neva, if we look at them as the results of stone-cutting work. 

In mid-summer 2013, I saw a series of educational films from the series “distortion of history”, which filmed on lectures and materials Alexei Kungurova. Some films in this series were devoted to building technologies that were used in the construction of well-known buildings in St. Petersburg, such as St. Isaac’s Cathedral and the Winter Palace. This topic is very interesting to me, because on the one hand, many times I have been to St. Petersburg and I love this city, and on the other, working in the project Construction Institute “Chelyabinskgrazhdanproekt” me to these films did not occur to look at these objects from the point of view of construction technology.

At the end of November 2013 fate smiled at me again, and I presented a working trip to St. Petersburg for 5 days. Naturally, all the free time, which managed to carve out, was spent on the study of the topic. The results of his small, yet surprisingly effective research, I present in this article.
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