CREATING A FACE FROM BONES – THE RECONSTRUCTION OF AMIR TIMUR

CREATING A FACE FROM BONES
THE RECONSTRUCTION OF AMIR TIMUR

A bold step for science

Reconstructed Timur
Reconstructed Timur

The Russians are people with their own minds. They wanted no interference in their work. One bright day the Russians decided to dig the Mausoleum of Amir Timur in Samarkhand, and they took out the bones. There were two skeletons buried in the mazar, and each was sent for analysis to forsenics headquarters in Moscow. There for the first time in history Russian scientists made the actual face of Amir Timur from his bones. This was done by M. Gerasimov in 1941, before this science had caught up with the West. Statues of Amir Timur were made from his bones, and then his bones were reburied in his mausoleum.

By this single act, and analysis, we had a face reconstruction of the greatest Chaghatai of all times, Amir Timur, also known as Timur Lang, or Timur the lame. Scientists discovered that it was actually so, as one leg of the Emperor was indeed broken, and he had limped in real life. The replicas of his face were placed in the Timur Museum in Tashkent, USSR. The face you see attached is the actual face of Amir Timur, and this is the same Timur, whose troops passed Lahore. Perhaps he came here himself, perhaps he sent  his men. In any case he dealt with  Shaikha Ghakkhar and his treachery and dealt with it in his own way. But that is the other story.

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