Thoug technically located inside the Citadel ground, the Jordan Archaeological Museum is prominent enough to be it’s own attraction. Established in 1951 it exhibits finds from archaeological sites from around the country, covering a period of time from prehistoric to the 15th century. The displays are elegantly organized in chronological order. Even though the focus isn't on history, merely following the progression of artifacts from the Paleolithic to the Neolithic, the Bronze Age, the Iron Age, the Hellenistic period, the Roman period, the Byzantine period, the Islamic and onwards gives you a very good idea of the history of the country and how it evolved culturally and technologically. The highlights of the collections here are:
- Ancestor Statues from the neolithic period, found in Ain Ghazal
- Egyptianizing Casket from the Middle Bronze Age
- Head of Anthropoid Sarcophagus and Anthropoid Coffins from the Iron Age
- Cult Offering Stand of Astarte, a remnant from Phoenician times
- Atargatis from the Nabatean temple at Khirbet Tannur, c. 100 AD
- Head of a Nymph, and other busts, Roman Era
- A Byzantine casket
- Model of the Dome of a Bath from the Umayyad times
How to Reach Jordan Archaeological Museum
- Drive or take a taxi.
- There may be a bus station nearby.
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26.59% of people who visit Amman include Jordan Archaeological Museum in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
82.83% of people start their Jordan Archaeological Museum visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
1 Hr 30 Minutes
People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Jordan Archaeological Museum
93.99% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Jordan Archaeological Museum