Statues portraying medieval secular life were installed in the Ichan-Kala Museum-Reserve located in Khiva, Uzbekistan.
The Ichan-Kala open-air museum in Khiva has been enriched with statues portraying medieval social life in the region. The tourist routes on the territory of the State Museum-Reserve "Ichan-Kala" are now equipped with sculptures reflecting historical events, ancient values, traditions, culture, and the social life of the population of Khiva and nearby territories of the Great Silk Road and Uzbekistan.
The current project of enriching and upgrading the museum with new historical elements was implemented under the leadership of the director of the Cultural Heritage Agency Shakhriyor Nurullayev.
"These works of art, combined with historical and architectural monuments, serve not only to enhance the tourists' perception of the past but also serve to increase the attractiveness of the Khiva," quoted by the ministry.
The history and value of the Ichan-Kala Museum-Reserve
Itchan Kala is the inner town of the old Khiva oasis, which was the last resting place of caravans of the ancient Great Silk Road before crossing the desert to Iran. There are several outstanding structures such as the Djuma Mosque, the mausoleums, and the madrasas, and the two magnificent palaces built at the beginning of the 19th century by Alla-Kulli-Khan.
The place of the architectural heritage of Itchan Kala in the history of Central Asian architecture is determined not only by the abundance of surviving architectural monuments but also by the unique contribution of Khorezmian master builders to Central Asian architecture and the preservation of its classical traditions
The Khorezm Historical and Revolutionary Museum was founded on 27 April 27 1920 by the Khorezm People's Republic in the Palace of the Khiva Khan in the Old Ark.
On 3 November 1967 in accordance with the Resolution of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan dated 29 June 1969 the State Historical and Architectural Museum of Khiva "Ichan-Kala" was established.
Khiva’s Itchan-Kala is an open-air museum. The old part of the city is surrounded by a fortress of 6-7 meters with a height of 2,250 meters and has four gates. The castle has 53 historical and architectural buildings. The exhibitions of the museum preserve cover the ancient history of Khorezm's territory and its practical art, craft, culture, and literary life. The total area of Ichan-Kala makes 26 hectares.
The city of Khiva was one of the first cities in Central Asia, which was included in the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List on 12 December 1990 and became the 100th city on the list. The museum has 15 permanent exhibitions and features 38561 unique exhibits.