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. Arrange to visit National Archaeological Museum and other attractions in Amman using our Amman trip maker tool .
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  • To get to this well hidden gem you have to go in a small alley some blocks away from St. George's church. Sometimes they call it “Al Twal House” aswell. This museum includes some great mosaic, a arche...  more »
  • This small museum rich in history is a visit without hesitation good presentation of the objects he lacks a bit of explanation about the origins and their symbols
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  • Showcases some small articles, weapons, dialy use stuffs and tombs used in ancient times. its in the citadel of Amman.  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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