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
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48.13% 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
Quite pretty small archaeological museum.
Best palce to visit jordan amazing history around 10000 years ....
I found it comprehensive but not very detailed cataloging of exhibits. One room was completely open with empty cases and to be honest security wasn't great as some crazy man tried touching me as i was trying to sit and enjoy the view. So I recommend don't go alone here. Otherwise the museum was full of rich history.the snack Shoppe could been better but it's Ramadan here so things are different and one must respect the culture. They also need more shaded areas like tables with chairs throughout the area for elders and the disabled with a more comprehensive tours offered more than once a day with as many tourist that come threw.
allot of things to see. Very nice status and pottery. Allot of informations about the history of the city of Amman.
Small but nice museum in the citadel of Amman.