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Hidden : 05/04/2009
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Cache is a small metal candy box, containing logbook, pencil, sharpener and some small goodies. ß?

Even those people, who live in Riga for a long time, sometimes don`t know about this monument.

This statue is a bust of Ulugh Beg, sultan of Timurid Empire and famous scientist-astronomer.
He made Samarkand famous as one of the leading cities of the Islam civilization. In 1424 Ulugh Bek built a madrasa, an institution of higher learning, where astronomy was taught. Later, namely in 1428, he began the construction of a magnificent three-level observatory in Samarkand. The Observatory, which was circular in shape, was over 50 meters in diameter and 35 meters high.Ulugh Bek's work included a diverse collection of observations and computations, the position of the fixed stars, the course of the stars, and the knowledge of time.
That monument was a gift of Uzbek Goverment to Latvia in year 2004.

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