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National Archaeology Museum

Rue Brihi, Rabat, Morocco
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Ranked #14 of 18 attractions in Rabat
Type: Museums, Natural History Museums
Description: Since 1986 this has been a history museum in Morocco, with rich archaeological collections dating back to prehistoric times.
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Belgrade, Serbia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

It is a bit difficult to find coz it is in a short street and the building is not big and there are no signs, but if you follow some guide or have gps, there would be no problem. The entrance fee is 10 dh or 1 euro! The man who works there says (one time) that you can not... More

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Los Angeles, California
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147 reviews 147 reviews
59 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I think when I heard the word "National Archeology Museum" I definitely expected a bigger museum. There were just a few rooms with articles from the neolithic and bronze ages, there are no descriptions in English so it helps to speak French. I think it is worth a visit but if you have absolutely no time it is ok to... More

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Chevy Chase, MD
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106 reviews 106 reviews
74 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Interesting displays. It helps if you read French! Does not take very long to see everything they have, but certainly worth the $1 admission charge.

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reston, va
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

This is a small, inexpensive museum but well worth a visit. The artifacts span centuries and are well arranged. We heard a visiting art curator call a round sculpture of a face representing the sea, "a masterpiece".

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Ghent, Belgium
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

A very small museum, you don't need a lot of time to visit it. This makes it an absolute must-see when exploring Rabat. While the first room is rather general and contains objects that you may find in many other comparable musea, the second room contains a real treasure of Volubilis, a former Roman city. I very much enjoyed different... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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104 reviews 104 reviews
37 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Exhibits from Neolithic to modern times. The object I liked the best was a Roman-Egyptian sculpture of an aged fisherman, worn out with a life of toil, still gallantly casting his line into the ocean. The museum described the sculpture as a “caricature” which seemed to me to be cynical

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Charlottetown, PEI
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220 reviews 220 reviews
121 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We were staying at the Diwan (about three blocks away) and were very glad we decided to visit this lovely little museum. The property itself is worth seeing. The best exhibits were off the garden (look for the turtle family living in the garden). The cost is very low at 10 dh and a very nice gentleman checked in with... More

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portage wi
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42 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

This is definitely not something that I would put on the "must do" list but since we had time to spare in Rabat, we decided to check out the museum since it had many artifacts from the Roman ruins in Volubilis. We were the only 2 people there and it cost 10 dirhams/person. Museums doesn't seem to be something that... More

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UK
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

We eventually found this sweet little museum after the taxi driver took us to the wrong street. It may be a good idea to get all the local taxi drivers here for a visit as they don't seem to know the place exists. A great little museum - if you can read arabic or french - there are very few... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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120 reviews 120 reviews
31 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

This is a nice little museum, not all that much to see, but worth the 10 Dirhams (equal to about US$1.25 or €1) admission fee. I have read that the museum houses many of the better pieces from several of Morocco’s ancient sites. A bit more explanations, and explanations in English, would be helpful, but all the same the museum... More

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