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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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If you at the Citadel, you should stop in because, although not very big, the museum has some amazing artifacts and has some of the oldest statues and objects from prehistoric... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

It is a very nice point to get a full view of the city of Jordan. You can also take pictures of the Roman Coliseum from here. There is a small museum at this location, but for sure it is not worth entering or spending any time inside.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

If you at the Citadel, you should stop in because, although not very big, the museum has some amazing artifacts and has some of the oldest statues and objects from prehistoric times (6000 BC.)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This museum looks dry and dusty and you may be tempted to pass it by but you must go in! Inside are several Neolithic statues that were discovered on the outskirts of Amman. They are simultaneously ancient and modern and a testament to the creative force of our ancestors. There are also beautiful examples of early glass vessels and jewelry... More 

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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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Salt Lake City, Utah
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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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Address: Old Town, Amman, Jordan
Location: Middle East  >  Jordan  >  Amman Governorate  >  Amman

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