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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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Shadow of the past.

The building itself is located within the archaeological site of the citadel and is a small dated building near the temple of Hercules. The good +the collection is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Amman, Jordan
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Amman, Jordan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The building itself is located within the archaeological site of the citadel and is a small dated building near the temple of Hercules. The good +the collection is abundant,very authentic and a delight to explore. +its a nice round up of once you've finished exploring the ruins. The Bad -its very small -not enough is represented for the citadel. -Much... More 

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Casablanca, Morocco
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's inside the Citadel. I was amazed at the artifacts and how far back in history Jordan goes back. Well worth the visit.

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State of Sao Paulo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing to see sign os the romans still nowadays. We can understand and imagine a little bit of that history. Visit there with a guide, to understand what you see.

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Mermaid Beach, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

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 12 November 2016 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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Kuwait
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

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 6 November 2016

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 2 November 2016

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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Front Royal, Virginia
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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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