Republican Museum of History and Local Lore of Rudaki

Republican Museum of History and Local Lore of Rudaki

Republican Museum of History and Local Lore of Rudaki
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Rudaki St. 43, Penjikent 735500 Tajikistan
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KatielouAustralia
Hobart, Australia1,734 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
Named for a famous 10th-century Tajik poet, Abu Abdullo Rudaki, this museum celebrates Tajikistan’s rich national and cultural history. Exhibits include examples of beautiful frescoes for which the city is renowned.
Written 8 July 2023
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Brun066
Florence, Italy12,694 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
This museum, showing a solemn architecture, was inaugurated way back in 1958, but subsequently it has become very diversified (today it is a museum of archeology, history, anthropology, and dedicated to the poet Rudaki), thanks also to the finds at the ancient Panjakent and at a settlement that was not even known to exist at the time of its opening, namely Sarazm.
I remember some of the most important finds. The tomb (with its rich equipment) of the so-called "Queen of Sarazm" and other findings from that city; the grave goods of the site of Dashti Qozi (2nd century BC); the coeval ones of the Shahrtuz area; the wall paintings and other findings from Old Panjakent (5th-8th centuries AD); pottery, glass, wooden sculptures and other finds from the Samanid era (9th-10th centuries AD), the dynasty of Persian language and culture with its capital in Bukhara which freed Central Asia from Arab rule, and which the Tajik people consider “their thing”. The part dedicated to the poet Rudaki follows, and the ethnographic part.
Overall, due to the discrete museographic presentation and its size, the museum is the most valid means of understanding the history and civilization of this area, especially if one doesn't want to or cannot reach the capital Dushambe, with its outstanding museums.
Written 2 December 2022
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Dirk W
Alexandra Headland, Australia6,464 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
By the time you have visited Sarazm and the Sogdian remains of Penjikent, you will be ready to see some of the original frescoes of these sites here (the rest is in Dushanbe and St Petersburg). Besides, what else are you going to do in Penjikent ?!
Written 18 November 2022
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InTheDesert2014
Townsville, Australia184 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
A small but well loved museum. I visited the museum first before i visited the Penjikent and Sarazm ruins. Very good collection of excavations from these sites. Fabulous but small collection of textiles and jewellry. The taxidermy was old and sad but at least the display hasn't been upgraded with recent kills! Great museum shop, really lovely suzani. Local handicrafts were very difficult to find during this trip to Tajikistan thanks to COVID. You will have to wear shoe covers .. or else take off your shoes.
Written 29 May 2021
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kuu-kanko
Helsinki, Finland812 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Friends
Penjikent has a lot of history, but the ancient civilizations were destroyed so long ago, that there's not much left of them. This museum displays some of what's left, mostly well signed also in English. As it doesn't fill more than a few rooms, they've added displays also of other things you could have in a museum - from folklore to stuffed animals.

There's not much worth seeing in the city of Penjikent, so this museum is an obvious choice, if you want to see something in the city. The museum is not worth alone to make a visit to Penjikent, but if you happen to drive by, then it's worth stopping here.

The toilet was disgusting. It was an outhouse with a pit toilet and had no seat at all. There wasn't even water for washing hands.
Written 19 August 2019
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Ruth Rodger
Cape Town Central, South Africa110 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Solo
I found this museum fascinating as it contained many original artefacts found in the district, particularly the burnt remnants of`various items from ancient Penjikent inhabited by the Sarazm people which was burnt by the Arab invaders in 8th century A.D. (where 10 000 people lost their lives and is locally called the Asian Pompeii). It also contains remants recovered from the UNESCO world heritage site excavation near the Uzbek border called Sarazm and shows how these people are one of the first known to have used agriculture, herding and metallurgy. There is also a comprehensive display of the costumes of the district and coins and other artefacts together with a varied display of stuffed animals from the region. In my opinion it is well worth a visit, unfortunately no photos are permitted to be taken inside the museum.
Written 8 April 2019
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OneAddictedTraveler
Lake Elmo, MN4,110 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Couples
This small museum has some artifacts from the World Heritage site of Sarazm as well as from around the area. One room is devoted to the poet Rudaki, who was born here.
Written 26 September 2018
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Lee
Tashkent, Uzbekistan298 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Solo
Found the museum very welcoming. Take note if you're French the curator will be desperate to show you around. Seemed very disappointed he wouldnt get a chance to practice his language when I turned up. A fair few rooms and there are some interesting things to see, particularly a case or two relating to independence. However, it is a small museum and you'll be in and out in no time.
Written 13 August 2018
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MarcelTraveller
Voorschoten, The Netherlands1,696 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Couples
We have visited this museum (for about 45 minutes) that is named after Abu Abdullah Rudaki (858-941), a famous poet in his time. Only one room of the museum is dedicated to him. In the rest of the museum - and more worthwhile - we have had an impression of the history of this part of Tajikistan. Especially interesting are the rooms with artefacts and paintings (reproductions) of old Penjikent and of old Sarazm.
Written 30 October 2016
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TinaQ
Moscow, Russia1,910 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Couples
I'd recommend seeing this museum mostly for the excavated artifacts from Sarazm and Ancient Penjikent - nearby archaeological sites. The museum has eight rooms dealing with history of Penjikent, ancient sites, life and work of poet Rudaki, local customs and traditions as well as aspects of national economy. Overall an interesting visit. Just the last room with local animals is unintentionally both hillarious and creepy - the local taxidermist isn't very tallented.
Written 23 May 2016
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