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National Archaeological Museum, Amman

National Archaeological Museum Overview

Though small in size, the significance of National Archaeological Museum in Amman is a lot. It holds treasures from the past, dating back to the prehistoric era till the 15th century. It was built in 1951 on the Citadel Hill. The collection comprises of relics from every archaeological site in Jordan and has been displayed in a chronological order.

Exhibits you don’t want to miss!

  • A collection of the Dead Sea Scrolls that were discovered in 1952 are kept here. One of the scrolls speaks about a treasure secreted on the west bank of Jordan River
  • Discovered in 1983 and 1985 in Ain Ghazal, around 30 ancestor statues are on display in this museum. These Neolithic sculptures have been linked to the advances in pro-technology in Jordan
  • You will also see a copy of the Mesha Stele or Moabite Stone, proudly established by the Moabite King Mesha in 850 BC to celebrate his several conquests over the Israelites
  • Offering an insight into the ancient burial practices are four rare Iron-Age anthropomorphic coffins or sarcophagi of remarkable cocoon-like design.

Quick Facts
Situated at- Citadel Hill, Amman
Opening hours: 8:00am – 6:00pm on all days except Fridays.
9:00am – 4:00pm on Fridays

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