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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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This small museum within the Citadel Hill site is well worth a visit. Note that Google maps currently shows this museum in the wrong place! It is adjacent to the Temple of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This small museum within the Citadel Hill site is well worth a visit. Note that Google maps currently shows this museum in the wrong place! It is adjacent to the Temple of Hercules on Citadel Hill. Most of the artefacts are labelled in Arabic and English and highlights include plaster statues from Ayn Ghazal dated to 7700-7500 BC. Some of... More 

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Lahore, Pakistan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You can find Very antique and historical things, its inside citadel and view from citadel is simply amazing specially in the evening.

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the citadel assuming to find a giant museum - but instead found the most incredible room filled with artefacts of some incredible historical value! Besides the immense collection of ancient treasures were the oldest statues uncovered representing humans. A truly educating experience (if you make the effort to read the information)!

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Staten Island, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

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 August 20, 2016

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 August 8, 2016

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016

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 August 1, 2016

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 July 28, 2016

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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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

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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