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National Archaeological Museum

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Address: Old Town, Amman, Jordan
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A collection of unusual archaeological finds in this museum includes famous...

A collection of unusual archaeological finds in this museum includes famous Dead Sea Scrolls, preserved skulls and rhinoceros teeth that date back 200,000 years.

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Smal but with a lot of history

Small museum but inside you will see the oldest statues in the world - 8500BC. Tools from early humanity. Objects and tools used by inhabitants of the land in the antiquity. It is... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small museum but inside you will see the oldest statues in the world - 8500BC. Tools from early humanity. Objects and tools used by inhabitants of the land in the antiquity. It is small but it is covering a very wide stretch of history.

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Khartoum, Sudan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small museum located inside of the Amman Citadel. It has one small floor of display cases and several side sections that are closed. No a/c and it smells like and old persons closest.

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Chicago, IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love museums and couldn't resist when I saw it next to the Citadel. It's an additional entry charge but still an interesting visit. Although the building is very small it displays quite a number of items. It shouldn't take more than 45 minutes to get through everything, if even that long. And as much as I enjoyed it, I... More 

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Espoo, Finland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I don't remember seeing anywhere so old statues. They date to 8000 BC. It also shows how long there has been people in this area. When in Citadel, pop in here.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well kept museum with lots of historic local information. Artifacts from the region and some from beyond offer a timeline of history to put Amman into its place in history.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Amazing history .. some creepy but it's a MUST see of course I chose the creepy pictures to post for you !! :p

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Wow what a selection of artificially arranged items - covers 6000 years of settlement as well as Stone Age

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Reviewed 12 March 2017

It was a very small museum, but has a good collection of archaeological values, I am not an expert in archaeology, but I think once you are in the Citadel, you should also visit the museum.

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Reviewed 28 February 2017

Set in the grounds of The Citadel. Worth a visit to peruse the items of interest. A huge variety available.

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Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

This tiny museum is located inside the citadela. Free entrance. It shows a collection of small handcrfted archeological pieces.

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