The State Museum of the Temurids History was opened on October 18, 1996 in Tashkent in honor of the 660th anniversary of Amir Temur.
The museum is a combination of medieval “Temuridsky” style with modern architectural one. It has a round shape with a large blue dome and graceful columns. There is a beautiful fountain at the entrance.
The building has three floors, the first one is used for staff, the museum exhibits are located on the second and third floors. In the center of the main hall there is a copy of the famous holy book – the Koran Osman.
You may be interested by a large panel in the style of a miniature called “The Great Temur- the Great Creator”. The picture reflects the life of Temur from his birth to death. Here you can see a shooting star, symbolizing his name “Sahibkiran”, which means “born under a lucky star”. Also there is a bird Humo that is a symbol of happiness and freedom in the picture, and the falcon that symbolizes the birth of a baby and its high take-off.
The majestic buildings of Amir Temur are represented in the second part of the panel, they are the Ak-Saray Palace in Shakhrisabz and the Bibi-Khanum Mosque in Samarkand. The final third part of the panel is a last stage of Amir Temur life, his tomb is the Gur-Emir mausoleum. All parts of the panel are connected by the running river which represents the course of the great Tamerlane’s life.
Museum exhibits have great historical value. Among them you can find jewelry, clothing, weapons, musical instruments, astronomical instruments of Ulugbek and many other cultural valuables belonging to the great Temurids period.
All this professionally built exposition of the museum shows the spirit of that time, brings us the richest information about the state, social and cultural life of the peoples of the Middle Ages.