Termez Archaeological Museum

Termez Archaeological Museum was built and opened in 2002 to celebrate the 2500th anniversary of the Termez. Today it is the first and only one archaeological museum in Central Asian, and many unique items that date back to the researchers more than 100 thousand years BC. Among them are 624 unique museum relics of global importance. In the halls of the museum, they demonstrate the use of modern information and communication technologies.

As a result, continuously maintained in Surkhandarya archaeological excavations and research funds of the Museum collection is constantly enriched by new discoveries. Today the foundations of Termez Archaeological Museum have more than 76,000 items, more than 5000 of which are on display in showrooms. Behind all this is great work of numerous national and international archaeological expeditions. The most famous among them Tokharistan comprehensive scientific expedition headed by Academician E. Rtveladze, Uzbek-Japanese, Uzbek-German, Uzbek-French and Uzbek-Russian expedition.

In the lobby of the museum set belonging to different historical eras unique statues of stone and plaster, stone pool and large ceramic vessels ("hum"). It also exhibited a relief map of the area where the 20 identified archaeological sites belonging to different periods of the history of the region. In the nine main halls of the museum's exhibits found in the Surkhandarya region, ranging from primitive stone tools of prehistoric man to the works of art made by hand craftsmen. They are arranged in chronological order (from 100 thousand BC until the beginning of the 20 century AD).

In 2007, at Termez Archaeological Museum was opened branch - "Research Center for the Study of the archaeological site of ancient settlement Fayaztepa."

The museum also has a research library with a modern reading room, numbering over 17,000 volumes of valuable books on archeology and history, as well as a conference room. In addition, there are specially equipped rooms for the display of precious metals and stones. Each year the museum visit the showrooms on average, about 50,000 people. Tours are conducted in Uzbek, Russian, Tajik, Persian and English.

Termez Archaeological Museum is made up of academic departments:

1. Department of the Stone Age and Bronze Age.

2. Department of the Hellenistic era and Ancient Bactria.

3. Department of Kushan culture of Northern Bactria.

4. Department of early medieval North Tokharistan.

5. Department developed the Middle Ages.

6. Department of the Khanates era.

7. Department of numismatics.

Museum Science staff are actively working on the study of archaeological sites in the Surkhandarya region. We study the scientific works and articles by leading historians and archaeologists, the press publishes scientific articles, published booklets, produced translations of valuable manuscripts, pays great attention to the study and preservation of museum exhibits.

For many visitors, tourists and students in the halls of the Museum of themed exhibitions on the result of archaeological investigations conducted in Surkhandarya region. Regularly here take place personal art exhibition of local authors on various historical and cultural events in the life of the country.

In addition, Termez Archaeological Museum is actively involved in national international exhibitions. So, in 2008, 32 local exhibits relating to the culture of Buddhism, with great success has been demonstrated in the museums of 8 cities in Japan.

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