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National Archaeology Museum

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Address: Rue Brihi, Rabat, Morocco
Phone Number: 212/7/70 19 19
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Description: Since 1986 this has been a history museum in Morocco, with rich...
Since 1986 this has been a history museum in Morocco, with rich archaeological collections dating back to prehistoric times.
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It is a bit of a time capsule from colonial days but there are good artifacts and occasional narrative overviews in French. DK insight guides are particularly good in laying out... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Florence, Italy
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

It is a bit of a time capsule from colonial days but there are good artifacts and occasional narrative overviews in French. DK insight guides are particularly good in laying out museums in Morocco so I strongly suggest you consult that guide before you go to the museum – otherwise you will miss the significance of what you are seeing.... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We planned to visit the museum to see the exhibit of Roman bronze from Volubilis. Unfortunately the exhibit is closed but none of our guidebooks indicated that. It had a few bronze sculptures from Volubilis on display but it is very small exhibit. If you are in the area, you can stop by (it is only 10 dirham) but don't... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The best way to find this museum is to locate the art museum and look for a little white building down a side street. The museum is only one room with a balcony. There are a few Neolithic and Roman relics as well as some pottery and coins but not much else. Some display cases were empty as well, which... More 

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san pedro ca
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23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This location is near the Parliment building on a small side street. Very small site with only a few rooms of limited neolithic and Roman era items. The cost is 10dh and will only take you a 30-45 minutes to complete so take your time. The signage is in French and Arabic, no English. Not the British Museum but we... More 

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Washington DC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

It was worth the trek just because I enjoyed the roman history so much but it is very much out of the way. And my taxi driver took 45 minutes and asking multiple locals for directions. It's small and not very well known.

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

… but when i where there, many (and not the least) pieces were lent to other museums and not to be seen. The collection is, especially for moroccan standard, a very good one and if you are historically interested you should go and visit. It cost only 10 Dirham and takes no longer than an hour. The museum is not... More 

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Nis, Serbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 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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