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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: 3
      Status: PUB
      Date: 2012-10-04 16:46:33
      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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