Aqaba Archaeological Museum, Aqaba

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  • I enjoyed it. Still can (and should) explore the reefs while scuba diving or snorkelling, rent a car (road normal link too) and reached to Amman on Royal Road, stay there for a few days and see all the fun in the northern part of the country.
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  • Took a small tour with guide. Not everything was functioning and the tour was underwhelming but this museum close to the Movenpick hotel was interesting. Don't think Inwould go if it was not part of a...  more »
  • It's not going to be your highlight in Jordan by any stretch of the imagination. Unless it's the only place you go, I s'pose, in which case you need to re-examine your trip-planning skills. But this w...  more »
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  • Aqaba Archaeological Museum Adjacent to the castle and close to the famous 130m-high Aqaba Flagpole, the Aqaba Archaeological Museum serves as the best introduction to the city’s long history. Originally built as a palace for Hashemite dynasty founder Hussein bin Ali, it houses a collection of Bronze-Age artifacts dating back to some 4,000 BC. Among some of the museum’s well-known pieces are a collection of medieval artifacts from the 7th to the early 12th century, including Fatmid coins and a large inscription of a Quranic verse that once hung above Aqaba’s eastern gate.
  • It is small but lively
  • It needs some govermental care
  • 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.
  • beautiful but small town but very nice all the same
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