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National Archaeological Museum

Old Town, Amman, Jordan
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Ranked #15 of 29 attractions in Amman
Type: Natural History Museums
Owner description: A collection of unusual archaeological finds in this museum includes famous Dead Sea Scrolls, preserved skulls and rhinoceros teeth that date back... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I had so much of fun climbing on the ruins and posing like a rock star on the ruins. I genuinely enjoyed just soaking in the views from the N E S W. The museum was small but did show some interesting finds. I wasn't into the museum all to much though.

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Los Angeles, California, USA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This museum has some very old, possibly oldest human statues ever discovered. Our visit there was memorable.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

In what is a small, not all all impressive building sits a most impressive collection of objects dating back to 6,000 BC and running through to the Post Islamic Period. While the collection isn't large, it contains some truly impressive objects all organised into periods, making it easy to walk through the ages in little more than one room. While... More

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SOUTH AFRICA
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Great afternoon spent at this amazing Museum. Lots of ancient Ancient statues 6000-8000bc. Very interesting worth the visit

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

This museum is very small but have an staggering selection of items found in Jordan. The items cover history from the Bronze age and all the occupation forces ( Roman, Greek, Umayyad, Mamluk, Ottoman etc).

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

The main items have been moved to the Jordan museum, There are still a few pieces of interest so while at the citadel stop in. The dead sea scrolls and other rare and unique items are all gone.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

I had to leave due to my asthma - the entire place was filled with cigarette smoke. Interesting artifacts, if somewhat sporadic and some are clearly mislabelled.

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calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

It's small, but this museum takes you through the various periods of Jordan's prehistory and history. They have some really neat objects (first clay sculptures, skeletal remains, etc.) and it's relatively easy to navigate. I would definitely recommend the 2 JD or so to enter the museum...

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Palo Alto, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

There's soon to be a new National Archaeological Museum in Amman, and it's definitely well needed. This one is outdated and pretty dingy. The artifacts aren't organized logically (the stone tools are one example; they're completely out of order), and people are free to touch plenty of materials that they probably shouldn't. The more impressive things are recreations, but the... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

This has some amazingly interesting items but the presentation is very dated and ramshackle. Terracota coffins from the Bronze Age, decorated skulls from Jericho and jewellery from Hellenic times. What more do you want?

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