National Archaeological Museum, Amman

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Delve into the past on a visit to National Archaeological Museum, which displays an eclectic collection of relics, ranging from the Paleolithic all the way to the 15th century. Opened in 1951 and sitting in the Amman Citadel, the museum used to house the copper Dead Sea Scroll, before its relocation to the new Jordan Museum. Study the chronologically organized exhibits of a variety of artifacts and relics, from ancient pottery and figurines to glass objects and old coins. Put National Archaeological Museum on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Amman trip generator.
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  • We stumbled upon this museum when we were exploring the Citadel. It is great that it is free. There are some fascinating sculptures, Jewellery and artefacts. They are labelled well but some of the dis...  more »
  • Very modern well presented museum, well laid out and everything clearly detailed in English, saw some really good exhibits.  more »
  • We went in for a quick look and because it was very hot and museum was cool! It was free. A lot of the pieces weren't marked, but what was was quite amazing. I would think big international museums wo...  more »
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  • Entrance into this humble museum is included in your Citadel ticket. There are a limited amount of artifacts, many of which are reproductions. There is not a ton of information provides on the information plaques.
  • Lots of historical artifacts. Friendly staff will guide you for a small tip
  • This amazing Museum is within the Citadel. If you came for the view, you might not think to visit this modest sized building, but you'd be making a big mistake. Within its modest rooms, there are artifacts that help define the Jordanian people and culture from the earliest times. ****
  • They have some cool historical stuff in this museum
  • A museum with a lot of artifacts from bronze age..

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