About Uzbekistan: Samarkand
This city is considered one of the most ancient in the world. At the age of 2750, it has the rich history of surviving the conquests of Alexander the Great, the Arabian caliphate and Mongolian hordes. Samarkand is truly a paradise for those, who love history and enjoy seeing its reflection in architecture.
The city exhibits numerous examples of craftsmanship of the masters of the old. Samarkand's glory is seen in the creations of ancient designers, whose immeasurable imagination captured beauty, culture and history in ceramics, terracotta, marble and ivory.
One building is an example of advanced educational development. It is the observatory, built in 15th century. The ruler, Ugulbek, who made a statement that every Muslim's duty is to pursue education, initiated its construction. The observatory was used for astronomical observations, which later made Ugulbek one of the most noted and famous people of the scientific world.