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Archeological Museum, Amman: 12 reviews and 35 photos

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

Address: Jebel al Qala'a

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written May 4, 2005
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