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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  • You can find archeological findings since over a million year til today in this tiny little museum... it is so dense and the most important piece is for sure Taki's head.  more »
  • The museum does not look big from outside so I was expecting few items to see. And yes it is not big, but it is packed with items. Some quite interesting. Specially the clay sarcophagus were impressiv...  more »
  • Located right next to the Temple of Hercules, the National Archaeological Museum has hundreds of statues, pottery pieces, jewellery, stones, glass artifacts and scriptures from several periods of hist...  more »
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  • This little museum has a wonderful collection of Ammonite sculptures. The famous Amman Citadel inscription is displayed here which is the oldest and longest written record in Ammonite language using the Aramaic script. It tells of the commission of a temple by the god Milcolm.
  • I respect the building for its being old since 1951, but the interior was so messy please take care of it the display glasses was so old and rusty.
  • 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. ****

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