Sunday Photo – Ceiling in Registan, Samarkand, Uzbekistan

The Registan was the heart of the ancient city of Samarkand of the Timurid dynasty. The name Registan means “Sandy place” or “desert” in Persian.

The Registan was a public square where people gathered to hear royal proclamations, heralded by blasts on enormous copper pipes called dzharchis – and a place of public executions. It is framed by three madrasahs (Islamic schools) .

Ceiling of Ulugh Beg Madrasah, Registan, Samarkand, UzbekistanCeiling of Ulugh Beg Madrasah, Registan, Samarkand, Uzbekistan

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  1. Such a beautiful sight!

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