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Ulugh Beg Madrasah, Samarkand
08-SEP-2018 Tim Betts

Ulugh Beg Madrasah, Samarkand

The Ulugh Beg Madrasah, or Islamic school, one of three in the Registan, was built from 1417-1420 and was one of the best clergy universities of the Muslim Orient in the 15th century.

Tim put a note on the picture when he sent it saying, “The minarets lean inward [so don’t try to straighten them].”

The Registan, meaning “sandy place” or “desert” in Persian, was the heart of the ancient city of Samarkand of the Timurid dynasty. It was a public square where people gathered to hear royal proclamations, heralded by blasts on enormous copper pipes, as well as a place for public executions. It is framed by three madrasahs (Islamic schools) of distinctive Islamic architecture.

The Registan, posted earlier:

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Ton T.23-Sep-2018 17:54
Another stunning image! V
Jim Coffman11-Sep-2018 12:28
Amazing structure... WOW!!
Blandine Mangin11-Sep-2018 11:19
un superbe monument !v
danad11-Sep-2018 10:36
Classic and beautiful ! V.
joseantonio11-Sep-2018 06:59
definetely a place I would love to visit.V.
Ton, Ben & Rob Nagtegaal11-Sep-2018 06:32
What a beautiful building, well captured Tim. V
Chris Morton11-Sep-2018 06:29
the minarets must be bending to hear what is going on inside better