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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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If you're up, visiting the Citadel, don't ignore this little museum. Go in and spend half an hour, it's free. The usual pottery, but also some really interesting pieces. I was... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Mermaid Beach, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're up, visiting the Citadel, don't ignore this little museum. Go in and spend half an hour, it's free. The usual pottery, but also some really interesting pieces. I was particularly intrigued by the three sarcophagus on display in a separate room.

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Toulouse, France
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you've made the effort to walk around the citadel you must pop into this little museum to appreciate the wealth of 7,000 years of history packed into this small hill of dry stones. Fascinating and informative.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After paying to enter the Citadel and taking in the sites, my friend and I stopped by at the Museum, which is located within the grounds of the Citadel. It was free to go in and packed with interesting items for people to see and read about.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Some really interesting historical pieces in this little museum. I'd definitely pop-in to get a feel for the ancient history of Amman.

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Padua, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In the area of the Citadel you can visit the National Archeological Museum and appreciating the interesting collection connected with the most ancient times.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

At the top of the Citadel you'll find this little museum. Not a lot to see inside the museum. Mostly pottery and some offerings made at the temple. Since it's free we enjoyed it any additional expense and it would not have been worth it due to its small size and exhibits

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

This 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

The National Archaeological Museum is a must visit from anyone travelling to Amman. There's some fascinating history there and you'll also have the opportunity to take some fantastic photos.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

This small museum within the Citadel Hill site is well worth a visit. Note that Google maps currently shows this museum in the wrong place! It is adjacent to the Temple of Hercules on Citadel Hill. Most of the artefacts are labelled in Arabic and English and highlights include plaster statues from Ayn Ghazal dated to 7700-7500 BC. Some of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

You can find Very antique and historical things, its inside citadel and view from citadel is simply amazing specially in the evening.

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