State Museum of Culture History of Uzbekistan, Samarkand

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The State Museum of Culture History of Uzbekistan (O╩╗zbekiston madaniyati tarixi davlat muzeyi Samarqand) is a museum of history and culture in Samarkand.
The museum has a famous silver bowl from the period of the Alchon Huns (6th century CE), named the "Chilek bowl". The "Chilek bowl" is considered as the "best known specimen of Hephthalite art", which is similar in composition with the Hephthalite silver bowl in the British Museum, but represents "six dancers in Indian costume with Iranian ribbons and Hephthalite-short heads". It is considered as an Alchon object, but possibly manufactured in India at the request of the Alchons.
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  • Be sure to spend an hour or more here; there is much to see and it has been installed in an easy manner to view.  more »
  • In Russian time (1890) they came upon an area of crumbled adobe remains and found a whole ancient dwelling which later was excavated and explored with great care. This museum shows the artifacts and.....  more »
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