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Archaeologist noticed three large windows facing southeast where stars rise after sunset, precisely matching the ones in Maragheh.

October 17, 2010 (Hamsayeh.Net) - Iranian archaeologist have discovered an ancient observatory located atop Mount Alamut about 100 km northwest of Tehran.

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Archaeologists working at the Alamut Castle have recently discovered ruins of a structure which they say may be of an observatory that had been built by the Iranian polymath Khawja Nasir ad-Din Tusi at the castle during the 13th century.
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Iranian archaeologists announced on Saturday that they have found an ancient observatory used by Iran's renowned astronomer Khaje Nasireddin Tousi in Alamut Castle, north of Iran.
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