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Ulugh Beg Observatory
Samarkand Percorsi
La Guida Verde

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The grandson of Tamerlane, Ulugh Beg, was more interested in observing the stars than in military conquest. In Samarkand, over the years 1424-30, he built what was the largest observatory of the time, including most notably a sextant that allowed him to determine the position of more than a thousand stars. The 11m portion of sextant that survived the ravages of time was rediscovered by Russian archaeologist Vyatkin in 1908 and it remains as strikingly huge as ever.

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