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8 Things You Need to Know about Uzbek Weddings

8 Things You Need to Know about Uzbek Weddings

The celebration of major family events is a vitally important part of Uzbek culture, and perhaps no event is more important, or more lavishly celebrated, than a wedding. A social milestone that families begin planning for as soon as a child is born, a traditional Uzbek wedding is an impressive and elaborate affair that draws… Continue Reading

Spotlight – An Important Stolen Artifact Returns to Uzbekistan

Spotlight – An Important Stolen Artifact Returns to Uzbekistan

When a decorative calligraphic tile from a sacred medieval monument in Bukhara went missing in 2014, Uzbek historians and scholars were certain that it was lost forever. No one could have predicted that the tile would surface three years later in a London art gallery or that its eventual return to Uzbekistan would be coordinated… Continue Reading

8 Museums in Uzbekistan You Need to Visit

8 Museums in Uzbekistan You Need to Visit

Aside from Uzbekistan’s rich collection of mosques, monuments, historic buildings, and World Heritage Sites, did you know that it is home to more than 100 museums? Whether you’re a fan of Central Asian flora and fauna, a student of Soviet history, or an enthusiast of classical Islamic architecture, Uzbekistan’s museums offer something for everyone. Read… Continue Reading

Spotlight on Uzbekistan’s 5 Amazing World Heritage Sites

Spotlight on Uzbekistan’s 5 Amazing World Heritage Sites

One of the most important hubs on the legendary Silk Road trading route and a vibrant center for the meeting and mixing of different people and traditions, Uzbekistan is an ancient country with a rich cultural legacy. Of its many fascinating historical sites, five are officially inscribed on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites: four… Continue Reading

5 Stunning Historic and Natural Treasures in Uzbekistan

5 Stunning Historic and Natural Treasures in Uzbekistan

As Uzbekistan’s envoy to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Lola Karimova-Tillyaeva works to increase global awareness of her nation’s heritage. Researchers believe that human beings inhabited the area now known as Uzbekistan by the Paleolithic Period, perhaps as long as 70,000 years ago. Later, the rich agricultural lands of the Amu… Continue Reading

What You Need to Know about UNESCO World Heritage Sites

What You Need to Know about UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Uzbekistan is home to five UNESCO World Heritage sites: the historic center of the medieval city of Bukhara; the historic center of Shakhrisyabz, with its collection of exceptional monuments; Itchan Kala, the inner fortress of the oasis of Khiva; the nearly 3,000-year-old city of Samarkand; and the Western Tien-Shan, part of one of the world’s… Continue Reading

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