Values of the Romanovs worth $1 million found in the basement in Tashkent
In the basement of one of the oldest buildings in Tashkent were found values from the mansion of the Grand Duke Nikolai Konstantinovich Romanov, the lost 80 years ago, reports the Uzbek news website kun.uz. The cost of the baggage can exceed $1 million.
Among the found were works of art, gold and silver coins, utensils, ancient icons and precious metals. According to the site, the finds brought to the Museum. Soon some of them will be transferred to a special laboratory, where the German and Polish experts will conduct the restoration works.
The exact number of finds, their names and value has not yet been named. On the spot, the search continues. Values were taken under state protection as a monument of historical importance.
The Prince built himself a Palace-residence in the art Nouveau style in Tashkent in 1891. In the basement of the Palace was equipped premises in which in the intense heat it was cool. Of Prince Romanov was exiled to Turkestan by the decision of the Royal family in 1877, he lived here until his death in 1918. Part of the collected Prince collection after the revolution and the civil war were moved to the local Museum of art, and everything else is deemed lost.