It is situated on Amman's Citadel Hill,
Who built it:
This small museum has an excellent collection of Jordanian antiquities, dating from prehistoric times to the 15th century
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.