Aqaba Archaeological Museum, Aqaba

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Aqaba Archaeological Museum is located in Aqaba. To visit Aqaba Archaeological Museum and other attractions in Aqaba, use our Aqaba holiday planner.
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  • August 12, 2017
    At this stage it's not open. There is however building activity. One would hope that it will be open at some stage.  more »
  • July 23, 2017
    They are moving the material to a new location. They failed me when it reopens nor where. The castle is also remodeling apparently.
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  • April 22, 2017
    Small museum you visit with the same ticket of Aqaba Castle. Exposes several artifacts, middle, discovered during excavations in the old city of Ayla. Open from 9 to 19, but I read that at the present time the Fort that the Museum is closed for renovations. You haven't missed anything important ...
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  • April 17, 2017
    It is small but lively
  • December 19, 2016
    beautiful but small town but very nice all the same
  • October 5, 2016
    Actually is the museum to be found next to Aqaba castle, but the archeological site is further to the north on the sea side opposite to the Aqaba Gulf Hotel. The site is still under excavation but it is allowed to enter and the sign tell you the story of the lost city of Ayla. This was the name of the town before Aqaba. This old town disapeared under water and is now being recovered. It hurts to realize that all the hotels and other new buildings around this area, are build on top of this ancient town.
  • March 10, 2017
    Actually the museum has been moved to Amman, and now there is no Archaeological museum in Aqaba right now
  • August 3, 2016
    Dear friends and viewers this museum is very beautiful and also very peaceful place the Aqaba Museum is located in the old city of Aqaba, it lies adjacent to the historic fort of Aqaba. The museum houses Bronze Age artifacts that were discovered in the Tall Hujayrat al-Ghuzlan archaeological site near Aqaba, dating back to 4000 BC.

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