Thursday, July 26, 2007
Amir Timur Museum in Tashkent
This is one of the recent additions to the historic city of Tashkent in the former Soviet Republic of Uzbekistan. The museum is dedicated entirely to the 14th century warrior, the amir Timur, and the Timurid Dynasty, which was one of the largest and most powerful in the history of Central Asia. English playwright Christopher Marlowe wrote a play based upon Timur called Tamberlaine the Great, Parts I and II. Today, Timur is considered the greatest national hero of Uzbekistan.