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Registan Square
 




 
 
Uzbekistan

Samarkand


Registan Square

Registan_Square
The Registan, Samarkand is situated in the heart of the ancient city of Samarkand. During the time of the Timurid Empire of the 14th-15th century, it was at a Public Square where the people gathered to hear Royal proclamations and to see public executions.  It consists of three madrasahs which are schools for religion, specifically linked to Islamic teachings, and incorporates a mosque. The complex was built between 1417 and 1660.  READ MORE




 

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