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National Archaeological Museum

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Address: Old Town, Amman, Jordan
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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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This place should be high on your list! Not only are there excellent views from the top of this hill across the whole of Amman but the site itself is in good condition and well... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Beautiful, interesting, intriguing.I'm so happy to see the artifacts that are part of the past of this great city.

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Gansbaai, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This museum are on the hill with the Citadel and very informative displays, with the Citadel on the same hill.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This place should be high on your list! Not only are there excellent views from the top of this hill across the whole of Amman but the site itself is in good condition and well looked after. The museum is a little gem and definitely worth spending time in. Take a bottle of water as there is no cafe etc... More 

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Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

To be at a place with such a very old history is jaw dropping. Even with bleak weather. The ruins were stunning. The museum, not large, has a fabulous display from Stone Age onwards.

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Monterrey, Mexico
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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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Hartsdale, New York
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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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New York City, New York
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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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