Sheikh Havendi at-Tahur mausoleum is considered the most ancient construction, potted on the territory of Tashkent. It was built on the order of Amir Timur above the grave of the Sheikh at the end of the 14th century.
This State museum of history was opened in Tashkent on the 18th of October, 1996 in commemoration of 660th anniversary of Amir Timur, the great state governor and commander. The museum was founded by the initiative and under the supervision of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Islam Abduganievich Karimov.
The history of the square in the center of Tashkent named after Amir Timur, the commander and founder of a huge medieval empire, began as early as in the XIX century, when Tashkent was the center of the Turkestan Military Command, composing the Russian Empire. It was established by order of general M. Chernyaev in 1882.
Tashkent clock tower, located in the centre of the city near the city administration, is one of the symbols of the capital of Uzbekistan. Its grand opening took place on the eve of the second anniversary of the Victory Day over fascism, on May 9, 1947.