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Jordan Archaeological Museum

Amman, Jordan

Jordan Archaeological Museum
A small museum located at the Citadel that houses an excellent collection of antiquities ranging from prehistoric times to the 15th Century. Four exhibits are particularly worth viewing:

- A collection of Dead Sea Scrolls found in 1952; one tells of treasure hidden on the west bank of the Jordan River.
- The Neolithic limestone statues of Ain Ghazal, which are linked to advances in pro-technology.
- A copy of the Mesha Stele or Moabite Stone, proudly erected by the Moabite King Mesha in 850 BC to celebrate his numerous victories over the Israelites.
- Four rare Iron-Age anthropomorphic sarcophagi of striking cocoon-like design, which give an insight into ancient burial practices.
Hours 9:00 - 17:00 in winter, 9:00 - 18:00 in summer, except on Fridays and official holidays 10:00 - 18:00, Tuesdays closed.

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