Historic sites in Uzbekistan's Samarkand on verge of collapse

Two 17th century madrassas built in the city's famous Registan Square - Sher-Dor and Tilya-Kori - have started leaning by 8 centimeters.

Historic sites in Uzbekistan's Samarkand on verge of collapse

World Bulletin / News Desk

Uzbekistan has admitted that construction work on a new amphitheatre in the ancient Silk Road city of Samarkand has caused damage to some historical sites.

Two 17th century madrassas built in the city's famous Registan Square - Sher-Dor and Tilya-Kori - have started leaning by 8 centimeters.

As well as noting damage to these two UNESCO listed world cultural heritage sites, a minaret near the construction site has also started leaning.

The Registan Square, which also contains the burial place of Tamerlane and the Observatory of Ulugg Beg, is referred to by many as an "outdoor museum."

The Uzbek authorities have confirmed that restoration will now be carried out to preserve the historic buildings.

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Justin
Justin - 6 yıl Before

Neither Tamerlanes burial place or Ulugbeks observatory are in the Regustan although they are in Eamarkand

Craig Murray
Craig Murray - 6 yıl Before

Good. It's a shit hole anyway LOL