The largest square in Tashkent is more like a large park than a square. With several monuments and fountains, surrounded by impressive public buildings and filled with trees and flower beds, the Independence Square in Tashkent is a showcase of modern Uzbekistan.
Amir Temur Square is the true center of the city, where stands a famous monument to Amir Temur. Surrounded before with century-old plane trees, today, the monument to Amir Temur is seen from afar - as recently planted young trees replaced the old ones, creating a green background in the square.
This monument is built in memory of famous statesman and scholar Mirzo Ulugbek, who is a grandson of Amir Timur. In 1447 he had became the head of the great Timurid dynasty. We know Ulugbek as a scholar of his time, as astronomer, great mathematician and founder of the famous astronomical school in Samarkand (Ulugbek Observatory).
Brave soldier sealed in this monument, solemnly bending down a knee and tenderly snuggling mouth to the flag - a symbol of our State, gives an oath to the Motherland on readiness at any moment to get up on her defense, guard as the apple of an eye every inch of the sacred land.
This memorials complex is resently reconstructed. Today the monumental complex consists from Lamenting Mother monument which is erected in honour of soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the sake of peace and salvation of innocent people.
The monument is located on the territory of Independence Square. Fronted by an eternal flame, it was constructed in 1999 to honour of the 400,000 Uzbek soldiers who died during the World War II. The niches along its two corridors house their names are written.
The monument was built in 1984 In the memory of the famous scholars, scientists and cosmounauts born in Uzbekistan. The Memorial is decorated using a space travel theme to recognise the achievements of mankind in space exploration and to commemorate the role of Vladimir Dzhanibekov, the Soviet cosmonaut of Uzbek origin.
The monument was built in 1976 to the 10-th anniversary of the terrible earthquake that destroyed almost half of the city. The earthquake of 1966 was 9 point on the Richter scale, the zone of destruction was 10 square kilometers. Exact numbers are unknown, but it is known that after the earthquake more than a quarter of million people become homeless.