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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  • August 11, 2017
    Citadel, located within the Museum. In fact, if there's a rematch if Sergey won the State by a collection without management, Citadel and avoiding the sun while walking around the ruins of the past fun. Additional charge not more than anything else!
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  • July 27, 2017
    Centuries ago.. Fossils, sculptures, crafts, costumes, used in everyday household items, mosaics, jewelry is a beautiful journey on the date you.. When the Museum, you can enjoy a panoramic Hill in Amman.
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  • July 22, 2017
    A small museum containing numerous archaeological remains, everything seems placed helter-skelter, but space is very limited. Something interesting is seen
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  • June 5, 2017
    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.
  • April 17, 2017
    Lots of historical artifacts. Friendly staff will guide you for a small tip
  • December 4, 2016
    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. ****
  • June 3, 2017
    They have some cool historical stuff in this museum
  • July 16, 2017
    A museum with a lot of artifacts from bronze age..

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