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    Porta Nigra

    • Trier, Germany
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      Porta Nigra (Latin for "Black Gate") - the world's largest ancient gates, which are the most well preserved. They are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site.

      Gate of almost 30 meters high were built by the Romans in 180. Cement in the construction was not used. Working raspіloўvalі bronze saws sand stones weighing up to 6 tons, and then raised them to lyabedkah up and joining brackets made of iron, attached to the wall with the help of liquid tin. Many centuries later, battered brackets for reuse. Even now, some of the holes clearly visible: traces of rust on the stones indicate the former location of the staples.

      In the Middle Ages Porta Nygren was rebuilt in the Church of St. Simon - after the Greek monk Simeon of Trier, who lived for some time in Trier. At the beginning of the XIX century, Napoleon returned the building to its original Roman version. From the church in eastern gate was only apsіda XII century.

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