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Walls are made of Ryukyu limestone, which can be found in Nansei Islands (Okinawa and Kagoshima Prefectures). The highest part of wall measures 8m.
The total lenghth of the limestone wall is 1.5km. Gusukus (castles in Okinawa) were usually built on the hills or the mountains.
Located on the Motobu Peninsula, Nakijin Castle site is one of the largest gusuku (castle) sites remaining today. It was registered as a part of World Heritage Sites 'Gusuku Sites and Related Properties of the Kingdom of Ryukyu,' in 2000.
Shikina-En is a part of World Heritage Sites 'Gusuku Sites and Related Properties of the Kingdom of Ryukyu,' and was registered in 2000. Most of buildings there were destroyed during WWII.
One of three madrasah on the Registon Square in Samarkand. It was built in 1420 and named after an Uzbek astronomer.
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