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Samarkand, Uzbekistan by babasteve

The historic town of Samarkand in Uzbekistan is a crossroad and melting pot of world cultures. Founded in the 7th century B.C. as ancient Afrasiab, Samarkand had its most significant development in the Timurid period from the 14th to the 15th centuries. The major monuments include the Registan Mosque and madrasas, Bibi-Khanum Mosque, the Shakhi-Zinda compound and the Gur-Emir ensemble, as well as Ulugh-Beg’s Observatory.

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Resplendence by Fred_AM

The Old Royal Naval College at Greenwich, largely designed by architect Sir Christopher Wren, is a UNESCO listed site, and is described by UNESCO as being the “finest and most dramatically sited architectural and landscape ensemble in the British Isles”

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