Museum of history

The museum was opened in 2001 as a departmental museum, but at the same time it has a national status, which was recognized by value and importance of its collections at the state level.

The museum's collections which are archaeological materials collected by researchers in Tajikistan and their colleagues from the scientific centers and museums of Moscow, St. Petersburg and other Russian cities, as well as foreign scientists for nearly a century of archaeological research in Tajikistan.

Expositions are located in the two-story building and present masterpieces and important archaeological sites of excavations conducted by the Academy of Sciences of Tajikistan. The museum boasts collections of articles from the Hellenistic temple on the site of the Ox Takht-Sangin, masterpieces of mural painting Panjakent.

The most popular and valuable museum exhibit commonly referred to statue of Buddha in Nirvana which is exposed in the museum. Its length is 12.85 m and weighs 5.5 tons statue was discovered during archaeological investigations Buddhist monastery in the early Middle Ages Ajina Teppe and today is one of the largest and most ancient monuments of Buddhism in the world.