State Museum of Timurids History
History of Timurids State Museum was opened in 1996 by the first President of Uzbekistan Islam
Karimov’s initiative, in honor of celebrating Amir Timur’s 660th anniversary. During 2007 – 2011
years fundamental research project on “Studying written reflections of Timurids’ age abroad and
inside of Uzbekistan” was accomplished, as a result documents and materials representing Timurids’
era were collected and delivered to Uzbekistan.
According to the National State Agency found of the museum consists of more than 5000 exhibits.
The main exhibit of the museum is a copy of Otthoman Koran, the original version of which is kept
in madrasah Muyi Muborak, inside the Khazrati Imam Ensemble. The rest exhibits of the museum are
classified by proper subjects representing variable periods of Timurids’ age. The gorgeous decoration
of the building itself is a – 8.5 meters-high, consisting of 106 thousand illuminations, hanging over
the main hall of museum – crystal chandelier.
The location of the museum was chosen purposely, since the Amir Timur Square and the monument of
conqueror are both holding the position just in several steps from the building’s front door.