Actually, in the previous voluminous article "When Pra-Peter Drowned" exhaustive answers to all questions were given. When the city sank and how. Nevertheless, in detail, some issues require additional clarification. For an uninitiated person, this information is difficult for perception and at the subconscious level the virus of mistrust hovers. Or at least doubts. And this is understandable, because we have been told one thing for hundreds of years, mountains of textbooks have been written, museums with expositions have been created, but here, in fact, it turns out that everything is completely different. And then there are the archives, which are full of different "confirming" writings. For all occasions. And if you do not delve into the essence and do not know where the "dog rummaged", then all the convictions of official historians seem quite convincing. In addition, even under the weight of irrefutable evidence, not every person can easily overcome their own prejudices imposed from childhood. He will be happy to be deceived and will be glad to this deception, for this guarantees a restful sleep. And many have a well-fed career. But not everyone wants to sleep well, and even more so not all careerists. Some people want to have time in this life to figure out what's what and how it really was. How our ancestors lived, who is a real hero, and who is fake. And what lies ahead in the light of new knowledge. And by this, I have to slowly, fact by fact, drip on my brains. So that they wash out and begin to soberly assess the world around them.
Now to the point. Some official information. Menshikov Palace, opposite the Bronze Horseman. Who does not know Petersburg. Across the river. It is considered one of the first stone buildings in the city. The construction of the palace began allegedly in 1710, the construction part was completed in 1714, the interior decoration went on until 1720. I will secure this information with a screen from Wikipedia, otherwise the information sometimes miraculously disappears or changes over time. It seems that someone is very closely following my articles and wipes the information space. I noticed it several times.
Please note that the scan from Wikipedia shows a picture dating from 1715. Engraving by A. Zubov. I will give an enlarged image of this engraving. Click on the picture to enlarge.
In addition to this picture, I will give one more. This is an engraving by Rostovtsev, allegedly 1716.
I gave it on purpose so that you can see that there are steps from the palace to the water. I will not go into other details, just note something so that it does not slip away from your eyes. Please note that in the engravings, the fence in front of the palace is completely different. In a picture of allegedly 1715 on the fence, we see columns, and a year later, in 1716, in another picture, the columns disappear. Probably the wave washed away. In the picture from 1715, we see the city behind the palace, and a year later everything was overgrown with forest. It is believed that there was a garden behind the palace, but both pictures paint it differently and in different places. The first picture from 1715 to the right and left of the palace depicts two buildings with lanes between them and the palace. In the second picture, there are no lanes, these two buildings are already docked to the palace building.
There is a copy of Zubov's engraving in color, it is better perceived visually, ladies and hers. True, the fence is on it already from the second picture. And behind the palace, for some reason, we see the sea with ships. In fact, there is no sea there and cannot be. It's on the other side.
Okay, let's leave the fence and other inconsistencies alone, focus on the steps. This will be the most important thing for us and exposes the whole fake essence of all these engravers. And together with the engravers, and all the deceitful nature of our official history.
Now the main part of the article itself, with the exposure.
I will immediately give a modern picture of the palace. For comparison.
And the model of the Menshikov palace.
And a plan with the dates of the outbuildings.
Please note that the palace on the engravings of 1715-16 is drawn not sunk into the ground. It stands like a normal house built by normal people.We do not see any lower windows sunk into the ground, the door to the building is above ground level, the steps are drawn there. Moreover, from the level of the site in front of the palace to the water there is also a descent down the steps. This is very clearly shown on the layout and plan. It is understood that the house is located much higher than the level of the Neva.
Now take a look at a modern photo. We see that the lower windows just stick out a little above ground level. The official history assures us that everything is normal, they just raised the level of the banks of the Neva during the construction of the embankment. And therefore, the lower windows are now below ground level. It seems logical and even very similar to the truth.
However, in this case, we are witnesses to an impudent historical lie and forgery. For the simple reason that the water level in the Neva is much higher. How much higher and what is criminal in it? Now I will show and explain.
We will measure how much actually from the water's edge to the doors and windows of the Menshikov Palace. To do this, we will use visual projection, which is taught to children in grade 1 of the art school. I drew it schematically.
Let me explain.
I marked the conditional horizon with the blue line. In our case, it is tied to the level of the Neva. Black rectangles are any object, in our case it will be a granite embankment. Provided that the black rectangles are equal, the heights h1 and h2 will be identical throughout the gaze. That is why all artists of children and people smaller than the artist's height draw below the conditional horizon line, and tall people above this very conditional horizon line. I hope I explained clearly.
Here is the first photo. In the background, yellow is Menshikov's palace. We measure the value of h2.
It is 193 cm to the upper border of the convex decor. Above it is a granite parapet 90 cm high.The total height from the water's edge to the edge of the parapet is 283 cm.
We measure in the same way on the opposite bank opposite the Menshikov Palace. This will be h1. There, the level of the parapet along the entire length of the palace walks a little in height within the range of 10-12 cm.At the very beginning, from the water's edge to the edge of the parapet, about 276 cm, at some distance somewhere 273, somewhere up to 284 cm. The beginning of the parapet is exactly where blue jacket. On the left, orange is Menshikov's palace.
This place is on a slightly different scale.
Now we align the projection points. So if h2 is slightly higher than h1.
So if h2 = h1.
We see that if the projection points coincide, then the distance from the parapet line h1 to the windows decreases. If we look up (h2), then the distance to the windows increases slightly.
To make the maximum correction in the direction of reducing the measurement error and the maximum tolerance for the height of the building above the level of the Neva, let us take the option in which the gaze is slightly higher, that is, in which h1 exceeds h2. And draw the projection lines.
There are two such lines. And there are also two measuring points. Because we will compare in two places. There are two entrances.
It can be seen that in the left wing of the building, from the projection line (red), the window height is approximately three times greater than from the window to the projection line. In the area of the central entrance of the palace, the projection line (blue) divides the window height and the distance from the window to the projection line approximately as 2: 1.
Let's go first to the left wing of the building. There is such an entrance.
The height of the granite fence at the door is 164 cm.
We draw an imaginary projection line on the wall and measure down from it the conditional 280 cm. This will be the water level in the Neva.
I made two options. In red if strictly according to the projection. In this case, we get that the water level in the Neva is half a meter higher than the entrance to the palace. If we make all possible corrections and assumptions in the opposite direction, even if not a third of the window height, but only half the window height, then we get the level of the Neva 22 cm above the level of the palace entrance. This is the orange line. If we take not the conditional 280 cm, but the exact 276 cm measured at the beginning of the parapet, then the level of the Neva will rise by another 4 cm.
Let's move on to the main entrance.
We see that there is a bedding made of stone. And this is understandable, because the door is through the second floor and you can fill it up to the windows.
Here I asked people passing by to take a picture of me to understand scaling. My height is 190 cm. Everyone knows well who knows me personally.
Draw the projection line and everything is as before.
I didn't draw two options. Drawn in one, with all the maximum assumptions in favor of the "official historians". As we can see in this case, the level of stone filling is close to the level of the Neva.
That's basically all. As they say, what was required to be proved.
What are the conclusions. And they are as follows.
1. Menshikov did not build any palace. And he privatized and restored what was inherited from the old antediluvian city. No sane person will ever build a house with doors below the level of the neighboring river. At the same time, which also increases the level from the slightest breeze from the bay. And no normal person will make the front entrance through the second floor if there is a possibility of designing and building a house from scratch.
2. Engravings and layouts with other drawings are falsified, arrogant and cynical.
3. Modern official historians are shameless liars. I will never believe that no one has done such calculations and measurements before me. We did. They knew. But they lied. And they still lie.
4. Babbling about the fact that the level of the Neva in my photos is not natural, but too high will not work. My photos show that there are almost no waves on the Neva, and since there is no wave, then there is no wind, that is, this water level is normal. In spring and especially in summer, when eastern winds prevail, driving water away from the Neva Bay, it was hot and there was no rain for a long time, the water can slightly lower the level, up to 30-50 cm from what is in the photo, but this does not change the essence in any way. Despite the fact that at least in the autumn-winter period, the water level in the Neva is exactly the same, and in the case of a westerly wind, it also rises. Half a meter back and forth, and in autumn and winter up to a meter - this happens several times a month, even a flood is not considered. The middle level of the Neva is easy to identify by the dark strip on the granite embankments. If there is little water, it can be clearly seen. If there is no dark bar, then the level is natural or elevated.
5. I do not exclude the possibility that the models and engravings could have some antediluvian materials as a source. You never know what was found in basements and attics. In this case, you need to understand that the model and engravings reflect the level of the old river Tosna, which flowed on the site of the modern Neva.
On this I take my leave, thank you all.