Termez Archaeological museum which is single in Central Asia is situated in the main centre of Termez city in At-Termiziy Street.
It was built and opened by the initiative and participation of the President of Uzbekistan I.A.Karimov on 2 April 2002, on the eve of city’s 2500th anniversary.
On the ground floor of the Archaeological Museum there’s an entrance hall with a relief map of Surkhandarya Province. Besides there’s a special room with silver and gold jewelry.
The second floor of the museum is divided into 9 sections where one can see the exhibits form different epochs starting from the Stone Age.
All the halls are equipped with modern Video-audio equipments and guests are performed
Termez Archaeological Museum was founded in 2002. In 2002 there were 27247 exhibits in the funds of a museum. Total number of exhibits of the museum in 2008 reached 54264 and in 2009 their number increased to 58510 from which 24768 coins belonging to the Fund of Numismatics.
Besides a scientific library fund with 16thousand books concerning to Regional Museum of local lore were transferred to the library fund of the Archaeological museum which corresponds to all modern standards.
In 2008, 3314 paintings, photonegatives and diagnostic exhibits were stored in the scientifically-auxiliary fund. 2225 diagnostic exhibits which were brought from Tillabulak and Arabuloq monuments, 82 findings from Old Termez shahristan, 526 paintings and photonegatives from the Museum of Local lore were accepted to scientifically-auxiliary fund of the museum.
And in 2009, 2833 exhibits were accepted to the scientifically-auxiliary fund of the museum as a result, the number of all exhibits there increased to 6147.
Thus, total number of archaeological materials in the museum funds was 32187; the number of coins and bonds in Numismatics Fund was 24768.
Besides, 1354 paintings, 162 photonegatives, 22 documents and 17 examples of art, drawing sculptural skill, applied arts were included in the list of exhibits of the general fund of a museum.
The number of the rarest exhibits of the Archaeological museum is more than 1532. They are as follows:
1. Grain grater of Eneolothic period. 5th millennium B.C. Jiydabulak.
2. 3 pieces of small nucleus vessels. XV-X cc B.C. Jarkutan
3. A stamp with the image of a tree and snake. XV-XIV c B.C. Joyilma
4. Beads from lazurite. XV-X cc B.C. Jarkutan
5. Bronze arrowhead. XV-X cc B.C. Jarkutan
6. Ceramic andava XV-X cc B.C.
7. Bronze vessel for eye-liners. XV-X cc B.C. Jarkutan
8. A ceramic vessel with the image of legendary Humo bird. XVII-XVI cc. Jarkutan
9. A sacred vessel. VI-V cc B.C. Pshaktepa
10. A stone grain gratter. VI-V cc B.C. Bandihan
11. A small hammer from baked clay. VI-IV cc B.C. Mirshodi
12. A small box of elephant’s bone (Ivory). III-II cc. Old Termez
13. A marble statuette of a virgin. III c B.C. Navbog village, Sherabad
14. A matrix with the image of a holy God. Shurchi, Joyilma
15. Beads. I-II cc
16. Coins of Demetrius
17. Coins of Heliocles. 155-140 B.C. Gortepa
18. Coins of Demetrius, copper drahmas. II c B.C. Kampirtepe
19. A piece of ceramic jug with Bactrian inscription. I c B.C-I c A.D. Joyilma
20. A piece of a small stone carved statuette. I-III cc B.C.
21. A piece of a painted statuette from gypsum. III c B.C. Nomsiztepa
22. A small seized piece of architectural award. Carved style. II-III cc.