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A small museum of astronomy stands on the remains of the observatory of Ulugh-Beg, Timurid ruler and astronomer.
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The Ulugh Beg observatory is a bit further afield than the central sites of Samarkand, and might require a taxi, but it’s certainly worth a trip. Perched on a hill with good views over Samarkand, especially at sunset, the site here is an excellent memorial to Ulugh Beg (and
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This three story observatory is covered in beautiful glazed tiles and in the main hall, the instrument was placed to observe the moon, sun and other stars. The measurements made by the Samarkand astronomers were remarkably accurate. After Ulugbek's death,Sheikhs and priests
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The popular conception of an observatory involves telescopes, not the remains of a manmade meridian arc with the associated structures missing. The interpretative centre attached is good at explaining how the position of stars was observed and mapped by the observer, but it
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Built in the 1420s by the Timurid astronomer Ulugh Beg, it is considered to be one of the finest observatories in the world. What I also noticed during our visit was the number of women wearing wedding dresses with their entourage in tow. In the museum you will notice that a lot
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Being from India delhi ... this was a far cry from the observatory we have called Jantar Mantar ... we have another one at Jaipur .. the gardens around are beautiful and the fall colors reminded us of our holiday in New Zealand
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