11 Museums in Jordan that you should visit - With photos & details

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11 Museums to explore in Jordan

Located at the cross roads of Asia, Africa and Europe. Jordan has been repeatedly referred to as an "oasis of stability" in a turbulent region. It has been mostly unscathed by the violence that swept the region following the Arab Spring in 2010. From as early as 1948, Jordan has accepted refugees from multiple neighbouring countries in conflict.

Al Karak CastleAl Karak Hwy، الكرك، Jordan

A large Crusader castle located in al-Karak, Jordan. It is one of the largest crusader castles in the Levant.

Amman CitadelK. Ali Ben Al-Hussein St. 146, Amman, Jordan

L-shaped hill with a long history of occupation by many great civilizations- Assyrians, Babylonians, the Ptolemies, the Seleucids, Romans, Byzantines, and the Umayyads. The hill became the capital of the Kingdom of Ammon sometime after 1200 BC. The major buildings at the site are the Temple of Hercules, a Byzantine church, and the Umayyad Palace.

Jerash MuseumJerash, Jordan

A city filled with ruins from ancient history and one of the best-preserved Greco-Roman cities.

Little PetraAl-Baydha, Jordan

A much smaller version of the grand Petra, consisting of three wider open areas connected by a 450-metre (1,480 ft) canyon. Like Petra, it is a Nabataean site, with buildings carved into the walls of the sandstone canyons. While the purpose of some of the buildings is not clear, archaeologists believe that the whole complex was a suburb of Petra, the Nabatean capital, meant to house visiting traders on the Silk Road.

Madaba Archaeological ParkHay Al-Hashimi, Madaba, Jordan

Established to preserve and make accessible to the public archaeological remains from Roman times and several valuable Byzantine mosaic floors.

Mount NeboMount Nebo, Jordan

It is mentioned in the Hebrew Bible as the place where Moses was granted a view of the Promised Land. The West Bank city of Jericho and Jerusalem are visible from the summit on a very clear day.

PetraJordan

The ancient city of Petra, carved on to the mountains of Jabal Al-Madbah. Petra is believed to have been settled as early as 9,000 BC, and it was possibly established in the 4th century BC as the capital city of the Nabataean Kingdom.

Royal Tank MuseumAl Muqabalein, Amman, Jordan

20,000 sq. m of exhibition space divided into thirteen halls showcasing hundreds of light and heavy military items placed in their historic chronological order. It features around 110 tanks, many of which are historical and were used in Jordan's past wars and battles.

The Jordan MuseumThe Jordan Museum، Ali Ben Abi Taleb St., Amman, Jordan

Largest museum in Jordan hosting the country's most important archaeological findings. The museum presents artifacts from various prehistoric archaeological sites in Jordan, including the 7500 BC Ain Ghazal statues which are regarded as one of the oldest human statues ever made by human civilization.

The Martyrs MuseumAmman, Jordan

War museum showcasing a rare collection of Jordan's military weapons, clothing and vehicles. It also serves as a memorial to the martyrs who gave their lives in the service of Jordan as early as 1915, starting with the Great Arab Revolution which was led by King Hussein bin Ali.

The museum showcases a rare collection of Jordan's vehicles ranging from Hussein bin Ali's cars that came to Amman in 1916 to modern sports cars.