Museum of History of Uzbekistan
The State Museum of History of Uzbekistan is the largest and oldest scientific and educational institution in Central Asia with more than 120 years of history.
The museum features unique monuments of archeology, numismatics, ethnography, archival materials, with more than 250,000 copies, as well as collections of documents, historical relics and works of art.
Presented in the exhibition exhibits show that Uzbekistan was one of the oldest centers of civilization of the East. The museum also has the rare archival materials, manuscripts, historical documents, photographs, etc., reflecting the most important stages in the history of the Uzbek people.
The origin and formation of the ancient statehood vividly illustrates examples of crafts, money and writing. Material and art as represented in the exposition of the masterpieces of handicrafts and fine arts. This pottery, bronzes, jewelry, religious objects (ossuaries, a copy of the Avesta, etc.), the ethnographic material.
The museum consists of four floors. First floor - the administration, cinema and conference hall for 50 seats. It hosts conferences and seminars.
On the upper floors of the museum exhibits submitted acquaint visitors with the history, from ancient times, the emergence of the first settlements in the territory of Uzbekistan, the Stone Age and ending pages of modern history. According to the exhibits can be seen that the primitive people in the territory of Uzbekistan appeared 1.5 million years ago. As a result of archaeological excavations revealed more than 90 caves, the most famous of these cave-Selengur discovered by scientists in 1985, the cave Teshiktash, where they found the remains of a Neanderthal boy of Middle Paleolithic era (100-40 thousand years BC) and much more.
A special place in the museum is a stone sculpture of Buddha with two monks, called "Triad", found in 1969 in the town Fayaztepa near Termez. This majestic and one of the unique exhibits, come down to us from time immemorial.
Great interest has exhibits relating to the Timurid period. They illustrate the extraordinary flowering of medieval civilization: science, poetry, architecture, crafts, miniatures and book culture.
Hall third floor is the history of the formation of the three khanates - Kokand, Bukhara and Khiva. But we climb still higher, on the fourth floor. Here, exhibits tell us about the new pages of history of Uzbekistan, covering the period of XIX-XX centuries, completes the current exhibition of Uzbekistan.
Various original magazines, newspapers of Jadid reformers, academic and popular books, written records, negatives, photographs, postcards, posters - all these priceless documents from the archives of the museum.