If we consider the culture of a particular society in a particular era, then the first thing we pay attention to is a system of basic moral, aesthetic, political, and primitive values, that is, mentality. In the history of the formation of cultures there are a number of features, namely the accumulation of values horizontally and vertically.
The first direction (vertical) characterizes the transfer of culture and traditions from one generation to another. Hence all common rules of norms and behavior, as in everyday life, and on holidays, for example, ceremonial actions proceed. The second direction (horizontal) is an art and creative achievements. We are talking about material objects, through which we are sent messages from the past about those or other mood and historical events.
When the horizontal and vertical lines are "comrades," it immediately becomes noticeable, because such a society has a clear and conscious system of culture, which is a symbol of one or another nationality. Consider this on an example of architecture. Each of the prominent architects of his time built a lot of buildings, thus expressing his passion for creating a new one. Therefore, all historic buildings have a certain amount of power and energy. Accordingly, the fortresses were built in relation to the nature of the country's military strategy. Similarly, structures of public purpose were designed according to religious and spiritual beliefs.
When choosing a building stone, architects relied on knowledge of predecessors, but did not do without their own new experiments. Materials over time were subjected to various influences, to determine the final characteristics, which in the future will affect the strength and aesthetics. Rose stones like pebbles and sandstones were appropriate in the construction of baths, swimming pools, gardens, etc., precisely because of their fearlessness in front of the water. But stone of rocks has always been used for masonry and fortification, because of its resistance to temperature fluctuations and strong winds.
It can be argued that without the experience of past generations there would be no current technologies and opportunities for their improvement. Moreover, by multiplying the culture of your people, you not only leave your own trace in history, but perhaps you can help someone to create something extraordinary!
Build your castle!