In Lower Town and housed in a large modern building, the museum traces, through an exceptional collection, the history of Jordan, from its first inhabitants through its Ammonite kings, the Nabateans, and up to the Muslim conquest. Its rare archaeological objects include 7,000-year-old statues, remarkable mosaics from Petra, and precious manuscripts from the Dead Sea. These papyri are priceless treasures, found by chance on the site of Qumran between 1947 and 1956, making them the oldest biblical texts ever found.
Young and old alike will enjoy the thematic rooms and recreational activities offered, which include interactive displays showing excerpts from hit films like Lawrence of Arabia and Indiana Jones, which were shot in Jordan.
The Jordan Museum
Ali Bin Abi Taleb Street 10
+962 6 462 9317