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Address: Old Town, Amman, Jordan
Description: A collection of unusual archaeological finds in this museum includes...
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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Packs lots of info in small negelected building

Its within the Citadel and while poorly mainatined with limited information placards, nevertheless its well worthwhile. I went to see teh Deas Sea Scrols but that is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 6, 2014
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I' ve been to better archaeological museums. It seems like it is there only for touristic reasons and not for "telling" their history

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

so this was really special.. i loved walking around and then having the unique experience of going into a museum and seeing historical items that were almost left unexpectedly. I think what my lasting impression was, Jordan wants to keep these most precious sites and the antiquities available to everyone but they simply appear to not have the funding.. however... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I was told that this little museum was great, but on entering it seemed very cramped and dirty. Not to say that the pieces they had were not nice, but it seems like all the good items had been removed and that I had seen them earlier in the day at the Jordan Museum.... Still worth a few minutes when... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

This museum was established in 1951 on top of the Amman Citadel in the heart of Amman. Run by the Department of Antiquities, it is only small, but it is crammed full of interesting exhibits, most of which are quite well documented. Admission is included in the entry fee to the Citadel (J.D.2). On display are artifacts from various archaeological... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This is new and in my opinion not to be missed. The exhibits are fascinating and give a great perspective on Jordan's history and culture.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Its within the Citadel and while poorly mainatined with limited information placards, nevertheless its well worthwhile. I went to see teh Deas Sea Scrols but that is in the ne w Jordan Museum

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

It is very small. Entrance is included on the Citadel 2 dinar ticket. It has some very interesting pieces, specially from the neolithic period. Worth the visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The museum is part of the Citadel. It has a good collection. Try to spend some time in the museum to absorb the history.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

From early man on, really nice collection of artifacts...if at the Citadel, definitely include in your visit, but by contemporary museum standards rather sad presentation and totally old school...also with no climate control, this history is surely imperiled...not exceptional in this regard for many parts of the world, but sure hope someone takes an interest in preserving and showcasing these... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I was there in July 2014. We was there in afternoon but place was not full of people , so we had good time to watch all things they have put there. Very interesting things and signage were clear.It took about one hour to us to watch all things there. Nice place.

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