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Jordan Museum

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Jordan Museum

With the Jordan Museum in downtown Amman, the country has a truly world-class museum. A wealth of exhibits presented in chronological order from the prehistoric period to the coming of Islam to help you understand the vast scope of human history here that has unfolded here.

The museum's most famous display is its collection of Dead Sea Scrolls, but there are plenty of other unexpected attractions to catch your eye. Running deer scratched on rocks by stone age artists lead to the eerily beautiful Ain Ghazal statues—the some of the oldest known human statues in the world, dating back 8,000 years. The invention of writing in the region is covered well, while those planning a trip to Petra will learn much from the extensive displays of Nabatean antiquities.