National Archaeological Museum

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National Archaeological Museum

National Archaeological Museum
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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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H. G.
61 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
The museum location is great and as it is in the Citadel you can easily access with the same ticket. It in an old museum with valuable archeological pieces that are unfortunately not well kept! Many of the pieces lack descriptions. The description in English is badly translated with many typos. Last time i was there it was cold and rainy outside and so many people came in. The most annoying is the guards who were speaking loudly and smoking and so making the place inconvenient! One of the valuable face masks in a showcase fell down from its support and appeared to be broken. Too bad! This museum needs more attention.
Written February 2, 2020
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Linda Y
Frisco, TX5,194 contributions
Jan 2020
Built in 1951, this small museum is in the Amman Citadel. It contains artifacts discovered in various Jordan archaeological sites, dating from prehistoric times to the 1400’s. The collections are arranged in chronological order, many with helpful English descriptions. Interesting to explore for an hour or so if you’ve got the time. If nothing else, drop in to see the Ain Ghazal Statues, considered to be among the oldest figures ever made. By the way, the famous Dead Sea Copper Scroll is no longer located here. Entrance to the museum is included with admission to the Citadel, which is included in the Jordan Pass.
Written March 30, 2020
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palawanismyhome
Palawan Island, Philippines20,543 contributions
Sep 2021
This museum is located inside the grounds of the Citadel, perched on the highest hill in Amman. There is quite an impressive collection of pottery, busts, coffins etc. Most are described in Arabic and English and easy to spend 30 minutes here.
Written September 16, 2021
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Paul S
Glasgow, UK20 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
On the site of the Citadel. Bit of a climb up the hill to get there- take a taxi if you can't manage the climb (steep set of steps from main road or a very windy hill road). Well worth the effort, however. You can easily spend an hour around this museum which traces the development of Jordan and surrounding areas from Stone Age times. There is a great view if Amman from up here and a nice little cafe serving coffee/tea and cakes.
Written February 25, 2020
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samer2015
Amman, Jordan2,580 contributions
Jan 2020
This is really a unique place that is showing a window into the past. The exhibited pieces were found on site. They have limited resources and hopefully they can get more grants to keep developing the exhibit. To read and learn about everything that was available for the people living thousands of years ago will give you some ideas about how we will look to the people will come after us in few hundred years.

Always busy throughout the year.
Written January 6, 2020
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taqqie
Utrecht, The Netherlands3,454 contributions
Oct 2019
Great little museum on the Citadel site, with a large collection of artefacts. Everything is lined up chronologically (starts is on your right when you enter the main hall) and there's interesting stuff for everyone. Take your time to read the explanatory texts
Written January 18, 2020
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Jim W
Amman, Jordan24 contributions
Jul 2011 • Friends
I just keep going back, back, back to this place! One of the highlights of the many artifacts to be found here is an exhibit of some of the Dead Sea Scrolls. For me, the scrolls paled in comparison to the Ain Ghazel statues. They are among the oldest known statues representing the human form. There are too many artifacts to list in this review, presented in a very casual and interesting way that make a visit to the museum an absolute must when visiting Jordan!
Written March 6, 2012
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P M V
Nagpur, India3,139 contributions
Nov 2019
The big board on the building gives the name as Jordon Archeological Museum.. Trip Advior reffering to it as " National Achaeological Museum.
It is located prominently, on slightly higher ground in Amman Citadel. Situated within lot of prehistoric and ancient archaeological sites gives this museum a unique flavor.
The museum has relics, artifacts and exhibits not only from Amman but from all over the country.
Various sources have noted that, "all the exhibits are arranged in chronological order". However if you want to see them in chronological order than after the reception counter, turn right and see thru exhibits in anti clockwise direction. Museum authorities have also painted arrows to guide the visitors to see the exhibits in chronological order.
The sequence Starts from Stone Ages - 40000 - 10000 years ago, and ends at Islamic Age AD 661 - 1916. Some periods are spread across more than one display spaces.
Artifacts include flints, pottery, bronze, iron tools, statuaries, inscriptions on various medias like stone, marble etc.
Artifacts are well arranged with sinages.
Museum as a whole is well lighted, ventilated and well organized. Time well spent.
Written November 20, 2019
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canadiankiwi2
Toronto136 contributions
Can take photos without flash. Dead Sea scrolls were cool to see. Overall, not very organized but in a charming way. Not North American or European museum standards but it was still enjoyable. Artifacts are plainly displayed - not a lot of explanation for the most part. A few interesting sculptures but the Dead Sea scrolls were the highlight for me.
Don' t go out of your way to see it but if you can, you should go.
Written April 7, 2009
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Nokiarae
Thetford, UK68 contributions
Sep 2019
Enjoyed the visit here as part of the ticket price for the Citadel. Some special exhibits available - could do with some more information boards to highlight the importance of some of the pieces here but worth a visit
Written October 1, 2019
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