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The Registan Square is the heart of Samarkand. The word "Registan" means "sandy place".

The Registan ensemble consist of the Ulugbeck madrasah (1417-1420), the Tillya-Kari madrasah (1646-1660) and the Sher-Dor madrasah (1619-1636) - from left to right on the photo.

Madrasah was a Muslim educational institution where clergymen, statesmen and scientists were trained.

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