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Historic Centre of Shakhrisyabz
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Type of site: Heritage in danger
Date: 15th-16th cent.
Date of Inscription: 2001
Location: Asia, Uzbekistan, Kashkadarya region
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Description: The historic centre of Shakhrisyabz possesses an assortment of outstanding monuments and ancient quarters which testify to the secular development of the city, and especially to its golden period, ruled by Amir Temur and the Temurids, in the 15th-16th century. --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available. For 360 degree imaging of this site, click here.
  Shahrisabz or Shahr-e Sabz (Uzbek: Shahrisabz/Шахрисабз), is a city in Uzbekistan located approximately 80 km south of Samarkand with the population of 53,000 (1991). It is located at the altitude of 622 m. Once a major city of Central Asia, it is primarily known today as the birthplace of 14th century mongolian conqueror Timur. Its name (شهر سبز) means "green city" in Persian. Several remaining impressive monuments from the Timurid Dynasty have enabled the old part of the city to be inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. For 360 degree imaging of this site, click here.
Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
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