Archeological Museum, Amman

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    Local tourists at the street vendors
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    Dead Sea Scrolls
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    The museum inside the citadel

    by xaver Written Jan 7, 2014

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    This is a small museum open untill 4 pm, one hour less than the citadel. This museum hosts a good collection of items dating from all era of Jordanian and regional history such as a 6000 years old skull coming from Jericho. In winter with temperature near the zero degrees and the strong wind, the museum can also be the only warm place where to have a stop inside the citadel, this at least, is the main use we did of it.

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    National Archaeological Museum

    by MM212 Updated Aug 21, 2012

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    The Citadel's only modern building houses the National Archaeological Museum. Though small, the museum displays an important collection of statues, artefacts and other objects found within the citadel and all over Jordan. The collection comes from various periods dating as far back as 4000 BC through the Ammonite, Graeco-Roman, Byzantine and Omayyad epochs. Among the more important objects on display is one of the famous Dead Sea Scrolls, brought over from Palestine after their discovery decades ago. The rest of the Dead Sea Scrolls were seized (another word for stolen?) by Israel from the Palestinian Archaeological Museum in East Jerusalem after the 6-day war in 1967 during which Israel occupied East Jerusalem and the rest of the West Bank. Both Jordan, which administered the West Bank and East Jerusalem until the war, and the current Palestinian government continue to claim the Dead Scrolls and demand that Israel return them to their rightful owners.

    Ancient Head, Dec 2010 National Archaeological Museum, Dec 2010 Museum building in background, Aug 2008 Dec 2010
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    The National archaeological Museum, Amman

    by crazyman2 Written Oct 14, 2009

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    This is a small museum with an interesting collection of artefacts.
    Most of the items are in glass cases but there are some things which can be walked around etc.
    There are Roman, Nabatean, Neolithic, Byzantine, Islamic and Christian pieces including some Dead Sea Scrolls. Also, there is an 8000+ year old human on display and a number of funery artefacts.
    Photography is allowed.
    Access is up some steep steps so if you find walking difficult...

    Would I visit here again? Yes, although my guide said that it could be moving to a new site.

    Who took the bodies? Dead Sea Scrolls mmm... Most of the artefacts have information in English Local tourists at the street vendors

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    AMMAN ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM

    by MiguelMV Written Jan 6, 2006

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    Small but very interesting museum at Amman's Citadel. It worths a visit.

    It contains several archaelogical pieces from different places in Jordan, and various periods, from Paleolithic to Middle Ages. It includes some primitve sculptures (claimed to be the first ever done by humans), Dead Sea scrolls and Nabatean godess' relieves.

    Double faced head Primitive sculptures Entrance of the museum Sculpture of Tyche Dead Sea scrolls
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    National Archeological Museum

    by Cristian_Uluru Written Jun 28, 2005

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    Near the Temple of Hercules you can see this nice small museum. Inside it you can find very nice objects, from the shulls over 6000 years old to the nice Omayyade sculptures. Inside you can see also some Papyris of the Dead Sea dicovered in 1952.

    National Archeological Museum: a Byzantine statue
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    The National Archaeological Museum

    by TheWanderingCamel Written May 4, 2005

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    Though only small, the Archaeological museum on the Amman's citadel contains a number of quite unique and important finds dating from pre-history through to Islamic times.

    Among the really important artifacts are items from Teleilat Ghassul, a Chalcolithic site in the Jordan Valley that was one of the very first towns in the region including strange humanoid terracotta coffins and a frescoed wall.

    Iron Age pottery, Greek coins, Roman glass and Mameluke grenades - evidence of the tide of history that has washed over this place. It really is worth an hour or so of your time.

    The museum opens from 1000 -1330 and 1500-1800

    Small, well laid out and labelled Byzantine quail Chalcolithic coffins Romao-Greek sculpture Mameluke hand grenades
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