Museum Of Jordan opens in Amman

Date Posted: 06/08/2013

The Museum of Jordan has opened in the country’s capital, Amman, housing over 2,000 artefacts from Jordanian history, including the Dead Sea Scrolls.

School groups can explore nine major exhibitions, showcasing Jordan’s environment, food, architecture, trade, politics, communication, industry, religion and daily domestic life through a range of interactive displays.

Bedouin culture and history

Based in the downtown area of Ras al-‘Ayn, the Museum of Jordan also includes re-constructions of ancient dwellings, showcasing how Bedouins have lived in the country through the years.

Other interactive opportunities comprise dressing up in traditional Jordanian clothing, tracking the location of minerals throughout the country and translating your name into Aramaic, Nabataean, Greek, and Arabic.

Further highlights include a 4,500-year old pottery excavated from Bab edh-Dhra and Numeira (commonly considered to be the biblical towns of Sodom and Gomorrah), as well as ancient tombstones and Bronze Age ceramics recovered from inside Lot’s Cave.

For further school trip information visit jordanmuseum.jo/en.

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