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Category of Astronomical Heritage: tangible immovable
Ulugh Beg‘s observatory, Uzbekistan

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  • InfoTheme: Islamic astronomy
    Entity: 67
    Subentity: 1
    Version: 4
    Status: PUB
    Date: 2017-11-05 12:14:05
    Author(s): Clive Ruggles

Ulugh Beg’s observatory is inscribed on the

as part of the property ’Samarkand—Crossroads of Cultures‘ (no. 603).

The Brief, Long and Historical Descriptions, and the Statement of OUV, do not elaborate on the nature or significance of the observatory.

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