Ulugh Beg Observatory, Samarkand

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See the movement of the heavenly spheres at Ulugh Beg Observatory, used by preeminent 15th-century Muslim astronomers. Built by a famous scientist-ruler (and grandson of Tamerlane) in 1429, this monumental, ornate cylindrical building allows high-precision observation of the passage of the sun and moon. Try the high-tech Sextant of Fakhri, a marble instrument 40 m (131 ft) in diameter used to make major corrections of Ptolemy's works. A small museum in the observatory details its work, but you should do some research in advance. Destroyed in 1449, the observatory laid dormant until 1908. Put Ulugh Beg Observatory into our Samarkand online travel route planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Samarkand.
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  • One of the main attractions, which combines and rare in beauty architecture, and reflects the rich historical and scientific heritage, can be called the famous observatory Ulugbek. The History of this ancient observatory and the part-time of one of the main attractions of Samarkand is inextricably linked with the name of Ulugbek – the grandson of Tamerlane. Immediately upon ascension to the throne, the "Regal Stargazer" commands to begin construction of this most famous observatory. Namknita it at least by the fact that back in the 15th century there was a composition...
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  • A real surprise, consihliata from our guide Zara. An invreable sextant dug in the side of the hill, still functioning, created by the son of Tyamerlano contemporary of Galileo. Also Interesting is the attached museum as well as the beautiful view of SAMATKAMDA
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  • As if plunged into an ancient civilization. Many discoveries in the starry sky, which are attributed to the European scientists, were made much earlier Ulukbecom.
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