State Museum of the History of Culture in Samarkand

During the Uzbekistan tour, while being in Samarkand, visit the State Museum of the History of Culture. The Museum is one of the oldest museums in Uzbekistan. The year 1896 was the opening date.

Just think about how many decades this State Museum of Culture History of Uzbekistan exists! During this time, its funds replenished with tens of thousands of unique exhibits that bear a huge and particular historical value. The museum has a clear structure. It has five thematic departments: the history department, the art department, the department of permanent and traveling exhibitions and the department of archeology, ethnography, fine arts, numismatics and marketing.

State Museum of Culture History of Uzbekistan

Here in the State Museum of the History of Culture in Samarkand you can see the amazing jewelry, which are echoes of the Bronze Age, the ossuaries and other objects of the Zoroastrian cult, the ancient chess of the 8th century and the paintings of the famous Uzbek artists.

We can talk about the exposition for hours, and walk on it, viewing objects of everyday life and art, every time finding something new in them. The Samarkand State Museum of Cultural History of Uzbekistan houses a rare collection of ancient medieval ceramics, metal and glass. In the numismatics department you can be amazed by the collection of 30 thousand coins.

You can also get acquainted with national clothes, golden products, carpets, which were sewn and woven in 19-20 centuries. This beautiful museum keeps in itself the collected history so that we can see the life that people lived before us. The State Museum of the History of Culture in Samarkand and the exhibits themselves are carefully preserved and protected.

State Museum of the History of Culture Samarkand

Among the unique exhibits is the bronze helmet of the Sak warrior of the VI century BC. The Buddhist culture is presented by a sculptural piece of the Buddhist temple of Kuva and copies of the Ayrtam frieze with images of musicians. The Zoroastrian culture is presente by a collection of Zoroastrian ossuary.

Paintings and ganch panels from the palaces of Bukharian rulers in Varakhsh are of great interest. The most valuable displays of the State Museum of the History of Culture in Samarkand are 20 lists of the holy Koran of the XI century.

Earlier, the Samarkand Museum of the History of Culture was next to Registan, but in 2010 it was torn down. The museum was transported to a new building, which today is located halfway between the Registan and the railway station.

The museum has survived both removals and perestroika, but still remains an important place - the concentration of Central Asian culture and history.

State Museum of the History of Culture in Samarkand

 

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