Uzbekistan gifts UN Headquarters with model of historic architecture

19 September 2017

The United Nations today accepted a model of Registan Square as a gift from Uzbekistan and installed it at its Headquarters in New York.

The Square, located in Samarkand, reflects Uzbek cultural traditions and is known for its unique example of architecture and urban development. It was included in the World Heritage List of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 2001.

According to UNESCO, the Square – built 600 years ago – played a significant role in the development of Islamic architecture over the entire region, from the Mediterranean to the Indian subcontinent.

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