Archaeological museum

Amman Archaeological museum is situated on Amman's Citadel Hill, It was built in 1951 on the Citadel Hill in Amman. It houses artifacts from all the archaeological sites in the country.
Archaeological museum
Archaeological museum

Amman Archeological museum is situated on Amman's Citadel Hill, It was built in 1951 on the Citadel Hill in Amman. It houses artefacts from all the archaeological sites in the country. The collection is arranged in chronological order and represents ancient items of daily life such as pottery, glass, flint and metal tools, as well as monumental materials such as inscriptions and statuaries. The museum also houses several jewellery inscription statuary and coin collections.

The archaeological periods represented in the museum are:
 
1. The Paleolithic (1000,000 – 10,000 years ago).
2. The Pre-pottery Neolithic (8300-5500 BC).
3. The Pottery Neolithic (5500-4300 BC).
4. The Chalcolithic (4300-3300 BC).
5. The Early Bronze Age (3300-1900 BC).
6. The Middle Bronze Age (1900-1550 BC).
7. The Late Bronze Age (1550-1200 BC).
8. The Iron Age (1200-550 BC).
9. The Persian Period/Iron III (550-350 BC).
10. The Hellenistic Period (332-63 BC).
11. The Nabataean Period (312 BC-AD 106).
12. The Roman Period (63 BC – AD 324).
13. The Byzantine Period (AD 324 – 636).
14. The Islamic Era (AD 636 – the present).
 
       a- The Umayyad Period (AD 661 – 750).
       b- The Abbasid Period (AD 661 –750).
       c- The Ayyubid/Mamluk Period (AD 1173 –1516). 
 
Among the most important exhibits in the museum are the plaster statues from ‘Ain Ghazal, dating back to around 6000 BC, and the Dead Sea bronze scroll written in Aramaic characters.
 
Opening Hours : 08:00- 18:00, on Friday 09:00 – 16:00, no closing days.

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