The Jordan Museum, Amman

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Discover the country’s rich history and heritage at The Jordan Museum, which boasts an extensive collection of artifacts and relics. The spacious building was completed in 2014, replacing the old archaeological museum. As you wander the galleries, you can admire chronologically sorted displays from Jordan’s past, from bones of animals more than a million years old, to exhibits on the country’s history in the last few centuries. See some of the oldest statues in the world, dating back more than 9,000 years, and admire one of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Make The Jordan Museum a centerpiece of your Amman vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Amman trip itinerary planning site .
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  • We visited the day before they were preparing for a new exhibition so quite a lot was closed off which was a shame. I believe that soon there will be a cafe but not sure when.  more »
  • The museum is still under development, with part of the exhibitions not yet completed (come back in November!). The exhibits were fascinating and were accompanied by informative descriptions in Englis...  more »
  • ... also because Amman offers this and little else. Jewel of Nabataean story very interesting. two pleasant hours
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  • Very interesting historic museum I really recommend you designate a whole day for this museum and bring the kids and let them be educated and have a good time this museum contains a lot of art and sculptures made of stone as well as poetry dating back to ancient times there also nearby restaurants .
  • The museum display all the arts and other (Stone, Sculpture, Bones, Pottery,...) from the ancient decades who lived in Jordan (Romans,Greeks, Stone Age, Modern Stone Age, Bronze Age). The Museum worth a visit followed a walk trip to the downtown. estimated time spent in the museum (2-3) Hours.
  • A well presented museum with a good travelling exhibition space. This was about Ibn Bin Haytham when we visited, the father of optical science. The permanent exhibits are well worth a visit too and include the oldest human figurines ever found. Highly recommended
  • Actually quite impressive! Take a walk through millions of years of human development in the region, with artifacts from civilizations along the way. Good fun.
  • How much does the enter museum cost? I put five stars if you answer my question!

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