Once upon a time there were 4 cities, with their castles, fortresses and people on the territory of modern Tashkent. The main one was Madaniat al-Shash, which served as the capital, the ruins of which were studied at Ming Urik settlement.

Ming Urik ancient settlement is one of the largest archeological monuments of late antiquity and early middle ages on the territory of Tashkent, is the ancestor of the city, and, at the same time, its ancient core.

Today, the Ming Urik ancient settlement is an open-air museum protected by the government, which displays interesting installations that help visitors learn about the life and livelihood of ancestors of the past centuries.