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Uzbekistan - Tashkent - A statue of Amir Timur (Tamerlane) stands in the center of Amir Timur Square, on the right side the old Hotel Uzbekistan built during the Soviet era can be seen. <br />
Timur, chosen as the national hero since the independence of Uzbekistan, was in fact a Turco-Mongol Persianate conqueror. As the founder of the Timurid Empire in and around modern-day Iran and Central Asia, he became the first ruler of the Timurid dynasty.