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National Archaeological Museum

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National Archaeological Museum

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Bethany Baptism Jordan River Site Visit from Amman

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Stand beside the Jordan River where it’s thought Jesus was baptized on this private 4-hour trip from Amman. Travel to the ‘Bethany Beyond the Jordan’ baptism site, also known as El-Maghtas, and tour the riverbanks and ruins of ancient churches, wells, and baptismal pools. Entrance fees and round-trip private transport included. If you wish, upgrade to add on a visit to the nearby Iraq Al Amir caves and pre-Roman Qasr al-Abad palace.
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Linda Y wrote a review Mar 2020
Frisco, Texas3,624 contributions689 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Paul S wrote a review Feb 2020
Glasgow, United Kingdom20 contributions1 helpful vote
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.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Ukienomad wrote a review Feb 2020
Fleming Island, Florida6,305 contributions552 helpful votes
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After viewing the Citadel it was interesting to see the museum and its artifacts. It’s included with the Citadel ticket so why not? it will give you a better perspective on Jordan’s history from prehistoric times through the 15th century.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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H. G. wrote a review Feb 2020
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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.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Carlos A wrote a review Jan 2020
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Is not big, but with some interesting stuff. Is worth to go, anyway is inside of the Citadel and its included in the ticket. Nice stop.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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