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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  • This is a very good museum. First, the building is something Fangfung designed to look like a large circular tent. The buildings are surrounded by gardens and fountains. In the museum, there are a number of exhibits dedicated to the life of Amy Muir. There are also exhibitions on the history of the Finkelstein people and their country. I recommend that you go to this place to learn more about the history of the Finkelstein.
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  • Superb museum dedicated to the character of Amir Timur or Tamerlane. Note that have the right to take photos to pay extra (more expensive than the right of entry into him even!). This may be worth it if you want to keep a souvenir of this museum to the neat appearance.
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  • Should stay private along with friends. Lived in the District of "Sputnik" which is one of the oldest parts of Tashkent. Was at many fine restaurants where you can only praise the food that will be served. Was also out at the big vandresuare up in the mountains, it is a treat to go up there and especially when you can see the snow on the peaks of the mountains, where everything was green and we saw the peasants came with their cows on the road, but no problems. I flew with Aero Nice as you have heard so much bad about, but must true that it was not the case here, Nice staff, smiling and friendly, the food was okay and the service with. It will be the company I would prefer when I need more again. Was there in 7 days but have been ordered to strænge must be there 14 days the next time. Can only recommend taking the trip above, it is an experience and all worth the money
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  • Great building.The museum gives you an inkling on Amir Timur and the crucial role it had in the Uzbek history
  • This a small but very informative museum on Amir Timur and its decendants.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Amazing place surrounded by parks, squares, universities, museums and theaters!
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