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National Archaeological Museum

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Address: Old Town, Amman, Jordan
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A collection of unusual archaeological finds in this museum includes famous...

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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The view from the citadel top was great. The old Roman theatre was below . Leave from here and go to the theatre and Mosques nearby and can be visited. In some cases women... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Staten Island, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The view from the citadel top was great. The old Roman theatre was below . Leave from here and go to the theatre and Mosques nearby and can be visited. In some cases women will be asked to put on a black hooded full length robe before entering. King Abdullah Mosque also nearby.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The collections of the museum belong to the following periods: Paleolithic, Neolithic, All Bronze Ages, Iron Age, Hellenistic, Nabatean, Roman and Byzantine, Umayyad and Islamic.

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West Sussex, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spend some time here understanding some of the background and history in the area. The place is actually very big and spread out. Highly recommended

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Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum, in and of itself, I might or might not stop in, if it were on its own. But it's in the Citadel, you've already purchased the entry ticket, so it's definitely worth a few minutes to stop and see the artifacts. It is not large, and can be gone through in 10 or 15 minutes, unless you really... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a very short time, but are happy we included this stop as it provided information and a collection of important artifacts. View from the top is lovely!

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Temple of Hercules in Jordan, relics of the ancient Roman reign. A curled fingers of a statue remains I'd really enjoy taking picture on it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located within the Citadel, we stumbled across the museum. It ended up being fascinating, organised in a chronological timeline, very clearly and interestingly laid out the long and colourful history of the region.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A small, fascinating museum not to be missed while visiting the Citadel. They have 5 statues from Aim Ghazel, estimated at up to 12000 years old. I had previously seen one from this dig in the Louvre - it's their oldest exhibit, so a great treat. Other notable exhibits include decorative artefacts from Petra, and mosaics from Madaba. A good... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

This museum needs to be updated and have more support not only from Jordan but the international community. The items here are unique and need to be seen. The Copper Scroll itself is wirth the visit as are thre statutes from Ain Ghazal.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Nice Archeological Museum but sadly they take the most important issue of it, The Dead Sea Bronze Scrolls ! They mooved to other Museum in Downtown Amman, anyway you can see archeology from 5K BC ago to this days. One of the main thing on it is the Tel Gazul (Razul) stone double face that is one of the oldest... More 

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