When was Jerusalem founded? What was its history? Calling into question the Bible version, which took precedence until now, dozens of digs carried out by Israeli archaeologists are upsetting the official history. Hypotheses on the size of the town around 2000 years BCE, prior to the arrival of the Israelites, remain controversial.

Who is Ulugh Beg? A prince, since he governed a province in the central Asian empire built by his grandfather Tamerlan. Above all, he was a scholar who founded the Samarkand astronomical observatory, whose work predated that of the best astronomers in Europe one and a half centuries later. Recalling a Forgotten Astronomer

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