What are the inscriptions on the walls of the burial chamber of Khakim At-Tirmizi about?
There are decorative panels and cartouches with inscriptions on the friezes and walls of the burial chamber (gur-khana).
Khadija Asadova: Congress is an example of a thoughtful and attentive attitude to the culture of the people
"I welcome you, dear colleagues! The importance of state support in matters of preservation and promotion of cultural heritage is undeniable".
Is the unique statuette kept in Turin a “Zoroastrian priest”?
A unique statuette from the Museum of Oriental Art in Turin was immediately announced to be the image of a “Zoroastrian priest” but, I think, mistakenly.
Peculiar clothing of the Chinese Sogdians
The several costume items were still unknown in Sogdia, although in China they were undoubtedly worn only by Sogdians.
Misleading myths when studying of Sogdian clothing
The costume of the ancient Sogdians has a long history. Like any important element of culture it changed according to the spirit of time, fashion, or the will of rulers and was influenced by conquerors.
Findings from the room of the Samarkand ruler in Kafirkala
In 2013, the Uzbek-Japanese expedition of the Institute of Archeology of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Uzbekistan began excavating the citadel.
Images of battle engraved on Orlat belts
The artist carved images to decorate the belts. It is amazing that the battles in the images are shown in full.
What is written on the portal of the mausoleum of Usta ‘Alim Nasafi and Usta ‘Ali Tuki-kuba?
Pylons and tympana are also decorated with octahedral cartouches bearing Arabic inscriptions as well.
Are there Shah-nama manuscripts in the collections of the Institute of Oriental Studies?
The Institute of Oriental Studies named after Abu Raikhan Biruni of the Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan is the largest scientific treasure in the world in terms of its funds.
Sogdian texts in three types of script
The Sogdian texts are written in three types of script. Most Christian texts are written in the Syriac script close to the Estrangela variant.
What is interesting about the Majolica mausoleum of the Shahi-Zindah ensemble?
Structure along the western side in the middle group of the Shahi - Zindah memorial complex is pro visionally called the mausoleum of Usta 'Alim, since it is not known who was buried there, and the only name which has survived in the inscriptions is the name of the architect Usta 'Alim Nasafi (the nisbah formed from the name of the town of Nasaf, the old name of Qarshi).
Who was Sadr-i Ziya?
In the third part “Collection of the Al-Biruni Institute of Oriental Studies, the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Uzbekistan”, published within the framework of the project “Cultural Legacy of Uzbekistan”, among the main collections stored in this institute, it is noted that at one time, the judge of the Bukhara Emirate and the literary critic Muhammad Sharif Sadr-i Zia's works from a private library were transported to the main state library of the republic.
Arslan Mingaliev: The connections between Uzbek and Tatar cultures are extensive
The head of the Ethnographic Museum of the Kazan Federal University (KFU) will be a guest at the upcoming Congress of the World Society.
What is written on the tombstone in the mausoleum of Khakim At-Tirmizi?
A gravestone with an arched finial (sagana) of burnt bricks was set up in the burial chamber prior to repairs.
Aigul Toktazieva: The Cultural Legacy of Uzbekistan is recognized as an important contribution to world civilization
"Ladies and gentlemen, dear friends! Let me express my deep gratitude for the invitation and the opportunity to be at such a large-scale event of the project “Cultural Legacy of Uzbekistan in the World Collections”.
What did Central Asian musical ethnographer August Theodor Eichhorn collect?
Complete collection of August Theodor Eichhorn‘s research in musical ethnography actually encouraged his interest in photography.
Collection of the St. Petersburg Mosque and a unique edition of the Uthman Quran
In 1938, the Museum began to form a collection of objects related to the history of the St. Petersburg mosque.
Dervish clothing and headdresses in the Central Antireligious Museum in Moscow
In the second half of the 1930s and the beginning of the 1940s, despite the difficulties caused by the lack of its own building, the Museum kept working to replenish its collections.
Which of the outstanding musicologists of the 19th century was the first one ever to offer a scientific evaluation of musical instruments collection of August Fedorovich Eichhorn?
The renowned music expert V. M. Belyaev (1888 – 1968) systematized musical and ethnographic materials from August Eichhorn collection, which were initially in the possession of the Russian musicologist N. F. Findeyzen, after which in 1973 – 1974 they arrived at the Glinka Museum together with the scientist’s archive and library.
Do you know how many scripts there were in the art of calligraphy in Central Asia by the end of the 19th century?
About 70 scripts based on the six classical scripts could be found in the Middle East and Central Asia by the end of the 19th century.
Ceramic objects of the 9th – 12th centuries and molded painted ceramics
Several ceramic objects from the museum collection were acquired from antique dealers, others were received as donations.
The museum that was badly damaged during the war
The Linden Museum in Stuttgart is one of the most famous ethnological museums in Europe.
Samarkand chapans and skullcaps in the Linden Museum
Two clothing objects from the territory of modern Uzbekistan, received as a gift in the late 1970s and early 1980s, are among the most scientifically significant textile acquisitions of the Museum.
Where did the word 'suzani' come from?
The term “suzani” comes from the Persian word “suzan” – needle.
Azizaga Najanov: The International Congress contributes to the recognition of new facts about the cultural heritage of the Turkic countries
"Last year I attended for the first time the International Congress of the World Society “Cultural Legacy of Uzbekistan”. I had a very positive impression of this event".
From the memories of a collector in search of mysterious treasures...
"My love story with Central Asian textiles began at a very early age, discovered and slowly galvanized while browsing old picture albums, visiting relatives in Jerusalem or listening to ancient family stories as recounted to me by my father. I was always very curious and aware of ‘where I came from".
Brocade of Uzbekistan in the Milan museum, numbering 9 thousand exhibits
Opened to the public in 2015 in a former industrial area of Milan, now a design and fashion district, the Mudec – Museum of Cultures – is a cultural institution devoted to the World Cultures and the promotion of inter-cultural dialogue. It belongs to the Municipality of Milan.
Amazing images in the MAO’s collection
The Museum of Oriental Art (MAO) in Turin, inaugurated in December 2008, is one of the main institutions in Italy for the study, preservation and presentation of Asian art.
Shirin Melikova about the VII International Congress “Cultural Legacy of Uzbekistan”: “Another step towards bringing peoples closer together”
Dear Colleagues! I am glad to welcome you to the VII International Congress “Cultural Legacy of Uzbekistan”, in the glorious ancient city of Samarkand.
Wares produced by the artisans of Saghaniyan (Southern Uzbekistan) in the Bumiller Collection
The outstanding collection of pre-Mongol Islamic metalwork, widely known among experts as the Bumiller Collection or the University Museum of Islamic Art in Bamberg, has no equal in terms of the richness and diversity of its objects.
Do you know the history of the Bumiller collection?
Senator (hon.) Manfred Bumiller began to collect treasures of Islamic art in 1980.
The Linden-Museum as a “State Museum”
October 15, 1973 it became the “State Museum of Ethnology” administered by the federal state of Baden-Wurttemberg in partnership with the city of Stuttgart.
The State Museum of the History of Religion located in St. Petersburg
In the very centre of historic Saint Petersburg, in the immediate vicinity of such famous architectural monuments as the Admiralty building and Saint Isaac’s Cathedral at number 14 Pochtamtskaya Street, there is a unique museum – the State Museum of the History of Religion.
When did the art of glazing, which has amazed people all over the world, appear?
The art of glazing, used by our ancestors in the field of pottery and architecture, continues to amaze the whole world to this day.
Exhibits from Central Asia at the Linden Museum
The Linden-Museum in Stuttgart is one of the most famous ethnological museums in Europe.
Objects in the ethnological museum of Herrnhut related to Uzbekistan
The Saxonian State Collections of Ethnography (SES) were formed in 2004 from the three ethnological museums in Saxony – Leipzig, Dresden and Herrnhut.