State Museum of History of Uzbekistan

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State Museum of History of Uzbekistan
Oʻzbekiston tarixi davlat muzeyi
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The State Museum of History of Uzbekistan
State Museum of History of Uzbekistan is located in West and Central Asia
State Museum of History of Uzbekistan
Location within West and Central Asia
State Museum of History of Uzbekistan is located in Uzbekistan
State Museum of History of Uzbekistan
State Museum of History of Uzbekistan (Uzbekistan)
LocationAt-Termeziy 29A, Termez, Uzbekistan
Coordinates41°18′41″N 69°16′10″E / 41.311403°N 69.269362°E / 41.311403; 69.269362Coordinates: 41°18′41″N 69°16′10″E / 41.311403°N 69.269362°E / 41.311403; 69.269362

The State Museum of History of Uzbekistan (Uzbek:Oʻzbekiston tarixi davlat muzeyi; Russian: Государственный музей истории Узбекистана), previously known as the National Museum of Turkestan, was founded in 1876. It is located in Tashkent.[1]

Formerly known as the Lenin Museum, the History Museum of Uzbekistan has since been renovated and more exhibits have been added.

The highlight of the museum is a very well preserved alabaster Buddha relief found from Fayaz Tepe in Termez.[2] There are numerous fragmentary remains of Buddha heads and decorative motifs found from different sites around Termez. These depict Buddhist art of this region which shows remarkable improvement on the last periods of Gandharan Art undergoing changes with regional affinities.

There are also a collection of Stone Age implements from the cave culture of Uzbekistan. The Muslim section of the museum has a collection of calligraphy and regal edicts from the Tamerlane dynasty to the last emirs of Bukhara. There is a collection of ethnic art and costumes from different parts of Uzbekistan.

The collection covers the archaeology, history, numismatics, and ethnography of Uzbekistan.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hudson, Kenneth; Nicholls, Ann. Directory of Museums. Springer. p. 441. ISBN 978-1-349-01488-0.
  2. ^ Rhie, Marylin M. Early Buddhist Art of China and Central Asia, Volume 3: The Western Ch’in in Kansu in the Sixteen Kingdoms Period and Inter-relationships with the Buddhist Art of Gandh?ra. BRILL. p. 31. ISBN 978-90-04-18400-8.

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