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National Archaeological Museum

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Address: Old Town, Amman, Jordan

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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A Small Museum Worth Seeing

Atop the Citadel in Amman, this tiny place has a number of displays that are very seeing. Not the least of which is the display of 6000 year old statues that are thought to be the... read more

Reviewed May 2, 2016
Winona, Minnesota
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Winona, Minnesota
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Reviewed May 2, 2016

Atop the Citadel in Amman, this tiny place has a number of displays that are very seeing. Not the least of which is the display of 6000 year old statues that are thought to be the first known representations of humans.

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Athens, Greece
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Reviewed April 24, 2016

small intense cptures the ambience of the roman city and the cultural haritage of the city in ottoman times

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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

I like museums in general so I liked this one too. It's amidst the archaeological ruins on the citadel mountain. Some very interesting pieces here. Do visit.

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Darwin, Australia
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Reviewed April 5, 2016

This is quite a small museum, but is in the middle of the Archaeological ruins on the citadel so easy to access. There are a few interesting gravestones out front

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed March 31, 2016

An interesting museum with lots to see. It needs some attention, possibly expert device from a proper trained curator to organise and present the artefacts in a more engaging way. So much potential here.

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Reviewed March 11, 2016

It is a very interesting museum with items from almost the dawn of history to the present, arranged by eras. As a coin collector, I enjoyed the exhibit of coins on display. As part of the citadel, it is a must for every visitor to Amman.

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Reviewed March 7, 2016

This place is unimposing but well worth the visit. We actually visited the Citadel and didn't realise that THE National Archaelogical Museum is located within the Citadel precinct. The place is quite small and although it is prominently located, it would be easy to miss going inside. The artefacts are well displayed but in old cabinets and very 'ordinary' surroundings.

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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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Reviewed February 21, 2016

The dead sea scrolls were previously placed here. However, since the Jordan Museum opened up few years ago, they have been relocated there and it is much better. This is a small museum, part of the Citadel visit and has good collection. Shouldn't take more than 1 hour (max).

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Mytilene, Greece
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Reviewed February 9, 2016

Very beautiful, easy to go, large space to walk around, keep it slow so you will not get tired......

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Annaba, Algeria
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Reviewed January 20, 2016

The meseum is quit nice. It's not full, but i think that we can see there somethings we can't see somewhere else.

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