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Monuments Erected Abroad


This spring the world community has paid a special attention to the thinkers of the East: Alisher Navoi monument was opened in Shanghai, while in Vienna, in front of the UN building, the memory of four great scientists was immortalized.

According to experts, the East was the source of a powerful upsurge in the scientific and cultural realm, recognized by the world academic community. If the Renaissance in Europe resulted in the creation of great works of literature, arts and masterpieces of architecture, new discoveries in medicine and human knowledge, the specificity of the Eastern Renaissance was primarily in the development of natural and exact sciences - mathematics, astronomy, physics, chemistry, geodesy, Pharmacology, medicine, as well as history, philosophy and literature.

The monument to Alisher Navoi appeared in honor of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Uzbekistan. The sculpture of the Uzbek poet was erected at the Shanghai University, where a solemn stone laying ceremony took place in 2013. Today, a bronze monument 3.6 meters high and weighing 3 tons stands there. The sculpture was created by a Chinese master.

And the Viennese structure with the statues of Abu Ali Ibn Sina (Avicenna), Omar Khayyam, Abu Raikhan al-Beruni and Zakaria Ar-Razi was received by the United Nations as a gift fr om the government of Iran.

The monument is made in the form of a gazebo in oriental style, wh ere the four figures sit with majesty. They are known to have played an important role in the development of science throughout the world; some of them revolutionized various sciences and immortalized their name in the history of mankind.