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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  • I mistakenly thought it was a mosque. No, it is a museum. Although the building doesn’t have a historical value, but it is very beautiful, especially the decoration. I don’t know much about the histor...  more »
  • A skillful General and ruler, unrivalled, Amir Timur founded the great empire of Tamerlane, stretched from the Persian Gulf to the Caspian Sea, from the great wall of China to the Mediterranean. And in the year of its 660-year anniversary in Tashkent on the initiative of the President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov solemnly opened National Museum of the history of Tamerlane (Amir Timur Museum). The Museum building is a "synthesis of the Temurids '" period and contemporary architectural styles. This is a huge amphitheatre under the sky-blue Dome, decorated with majolica. In the best traditions of Oriental architecture dome inside painted, decorated with graceful ganch and covered with a layer of gold leaf. Calligraphic inscriptions on the walls, the window in the form of arched niches, and around the perimeter of the majestic building houses a graceful columns, like supporting the roof. No less impressive and interior decoration. Blue Dome inside shines gold (finish went 12 kg of gold leaf) and the main hall on the wall is a huge triptych-decorative Panel, painted in an Oriental style. Museum visitors are greeted by a large panel-miniature "Tamerlane" is the great creator ", performed by a group of Uzbek artists in 1996 year. The picture of Amir Temur's life from his birth until death. Image of the falling star symbolizes its name "Sohibqiron"-"born under a lucky star." Also in this part is lined with characters such as the sacred bird Humo personifying happiness and freedom, Falcon bird, symbolizing the high aspirations of the newborn baby. In the second ...
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  • A mutual to read about this great leader before going in. Lot to offer. It could be boring if you are not aware of the person.  more »
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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.
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