National Archaeological Museum

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National Archaeological Museum

National Archaeological Museum
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A collection of unusual archaeological finds in this museum includes famous Dead Sea Scrolls, preserved skulls and rhinoceros teeth that date back 200,000 years.
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palawanismyhome
Palawan Island, Philippines20 166 contributions
Don't miss this museum
Sep 2021
This museum is located inside the grounds of the Citadel, perched on the highest hill in Amman. There is quite an impressive collection of pottery, busts, coffins etc. Most are described in Arabic and English and easy to spend 30 minutes here.
Written 16 September 2021
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Linda Y
Frisco, TX4 179 contributions
In the Amman Citadel
Jan 2020
Built in 1951, this small museum is in the Amman Citadel. It contains artifacts discovered in various Jordan archaeological sites, dating from prehistoric times to the 1400’s. The collections are arranged in chronological order, many with helpful English descriptions. Interesting to explore for an hour or so if you’ve got the time. If nothing else, drop in to see the Ain Ghazal Statues, considered to be among the oldest figures ever made. By the way, the famous Dead Sea Copper Scroll is no longer located here. Entrance to the museum is included with admission to the Citadel, which is included in the Jordan Pass.
Written 30 March 2020
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Paul S
Glasgow, UK20 contributions
Excellent museum
Feb 2020 • Couples
On the site of the Citadel. Bit of a climb up the hill to get there- take a taxi if you can't manage the climb (steep set of steps from main road or a very windy hill road). Well worth the effort, however. You can easily spend an hour around this museum which traces the development of Jordan and surrounding areas from Stone Age times. There is a great view if Amman from up here and a nice little cafe serving coffee/tea and cakes.
Written 25 February 2020
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Ukienomad
Fleming Island, FL6 352 contributions
Interesting artifacts from prehistoric times through the 15th century
Feb 2020 • Friends
After viewing the Citadel it was interesting to see the museum and its artifacts. It’s included with the Citadel ticket so why not? it will give you a better perspective on Jordan’s history from prehistoric times through the 15th century.
Written 12 February 2020
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H. G.
61 contributions
Needs more attention
Jan 2020 • Friends
The museum location is great and as it is in the Citadel you can easily access with the same ticket. It in an old museum with valuable archeological pieces that are unfortunately not well kept! Many of the pieces lack descriptions. The description in English is badly translated with many typos. Last time i was there it was cold and rainy outside and so many people came in. The most annoying is the guards who were speaking loudly and smoking and so making the place inconvenient! One of the valuable face masks in a showcase fell down from its support and appeared to be broken. Too bad! This museum needs more attention.
Written 2 February 2020
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Carlos A
59 contributions
Yes, Indeed!
Jan 2020
Is not big, but with some interesting stuff. Is worth to go, anyway is inside of the Citadel and its included in the ticket. Nice stop.
Written 29 January 2020
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Jeremy C
Hinckley, UK836 contributions
Small & Interesting Museum
Oct 2019
Worth taking the time to look at an extensive range of artefacts found around the Citadel site and learn some of the history of the site. Just a little bit shabby, but nicely intimate.
Written 27 January 2020
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taqqie
Utrecht, The Netherlands3 454 contributions
Worth the time
Oct 2019
Great little museum on the Citadel site, with a large collection of artefacts. Everything is lined up chronologically (starts is on your right when you enter the main hall) and there's interesting stuff for everyone. Take your time to read the explanatory texts
Written 18 January 2020
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samer2015
Amman, Jordan2 580 contributions
Must See for Archaeology Lovers
Jan 2020
This is really a unique place that is showing a window into the past. The exhibited pieces were found on site. They have limited resources and hopefully they can get more grants to keep developing the exhibit. To read and learn about everything that was available for the people living thousands of years ago will give you some ideas about how we will look to the people will come after us in few hundred years.

Always busy throughout the year.
Written 6 January 2020
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Nadina P
New York City, NY259 contributions
Worth a stop
Nov 2019
I stopped in here when touring the Citadel. It's worth spending a few minutes in here, as there is a whole wealth of artifacts. If you don't have too much time, though, watch the clock; you could get lost in the vast collection of jewelry and pottery.
Written 23 December 2019
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