Amir Timur Museum, Tashkent

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Take in the past glory of the Timurid empire at Amir Timur Museum, a modern drum-shaped building whose turquoise dome dominates Tashkent's central square. Documenting the history and heritage of the 200-year-old empire, which stretched from the Mediterranean to India and China, the three-story museum features a collection of ornate men's and women's robes, astronomical and musical instruments, coins, and ceramics. Check out imperial robes, scaled models of Samarkand's historic landmarks, and illuminated books. The center of the main hall features a copy of Osman's Qur'an and a gallery displays Timur portraits by contemporary artists. Arrange to visit Amir Timur Museum and other attractions in Tashkent using our Tashkent day trip planning website .
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  • If you are hoping to see the great Silk Road which once this city was, you will be disappointed . However there are some artifacts from times gone by and culture of Uzbek people.  more »
  • It was a sum of 6000 + photographs 10,000 sum (2/2018). Glory of Timurid praised just one heel feel when and decorated nice and give the voice is. Nice model throughout the mosque. There were many children who have come on field trips.
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  • A good place to get to know the history of this interesting country. The Museum presents form the largest list of rulers of Amir Timur. The interesting-its a descendant of Shah Jahan is the Builder of the Taj Mahal in India.
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  • The Amir Timur Museum is located in Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan. It opened in 1996, and is dedicated to the warlord Amir Timur. The ceremonial opening of the round museum tructure was held on October 18, 1996 in the presence of Uzbek people and foreign guests. President Karimov stated that, 'The State Museum of the History of the Temurids which is opening in such a holiday conditions is the real result of the fact that in our country the historical justice towards the personality of Sahibkiran has triumphed'. He compared Amir Temur Square with a ring, saying "the Museum is a precious stone decorating it”. President Islam Karimov said, "Every man visiting this museum can make sure to my words, that this museum like a great mirror, reflects both our past and present and our great future". The museum's blue cupola resembles that of the Gur-i Amir mausoleum in Samarkand. Though the museum was built according to the traditions of medieval architecture, it satisfies modern requirements. There are more than 5000 artifacts in the museum collection, with more than 2,000 displayed in museum exhibition halls. In particular, the museum displays focus on the genealogy of Amir Temur, his coming to power, military campaigns of Sahibkiran, diplomatic and trade relations, workmanship, city improvement and landscaping, science and education development. There are also exhibits related to representatives of Temurids' dynasty (including maps, weaponries, copper and silver coins, miniatures, rare manuscripts, potteries, and jewelry). Models of architectural works from the Amir Temur and Temurids' era include Ak - Saray, Ahmad Yassavi`s mausoleum, Bibi - Khanum mosque, Ulughbek’s madrasah and observatory, Gur-i Amir and Taj Mahal mausoleums. An exhibition called «Gifts» shows images of Amir Temur's, a gift of the Louvre Museum of France, and examples of correspondence between the Amir Temur and Temurids dynasty with neighboring countries, including the embassy of Iran, Pakistan, China, Malaysia, Kazakhstan, Russia, Georgia, Turkey and others.
  • A reasonably new building with beautiful decorated displays and models of the important landmarks from historical times, especially related to Amir Timur. Nice paintings too. Several of the items on display are copies, with originals located in other museums around the world. Worth a look.
  • Amazing place surrounded by parks, squares, universities, museums and theaters!
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  • A very whitewashed view of a historical figure but very neatly presented nonetheless, in a vast and spacious museum building.

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