The Archaeology Museum was established in
1962, the same year in which the University of Jordan was established. Since
its founding, the museum has been continuously expanding its
collection. The objects in the museum are gathered from two main
sources: The Department of Antiquities, and the excavations carried out by the
Archaeology Department (Faculty of Archaeology and Tourism) in a number of
sites, including: Tell Siran, Jerash, Petra, Tell al-Mazar, Tell Nimren, Yajuz,
Rujum el-Kursi, Wadi al Yutum and Magass (Aqaba), Tell Abu es-Sawwan,Tell
es-Sukhnah and Ein al-Beida (Amman).
The museum's collections are organized in
chronological order, extending from pre-historic periods up to the late Islamic
periods. They summarize the history of Jordan and reflect the experiences of
The museum houses the necessary facilities
and equipment to support its academic and educational goals. The museum works
in collaboration with the Department of Cultural Resources Management and
Conservation to, clean, restore and maintain artifacts.
The Museum and its outdoor plaza are opened
for researchers, students anvisitors during the working hours of the University. Archaeology.Museum@ju.edu.jo
The main purpose of establishing this museum is the preservation of
Jordan's traditional heritage.
The collection represents the life style of Jordanians in villages
and badiyah throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Artifacts on display deal with daily life, agriculture, clothing, textiles,
jewelry, cosmetic items, crafts, hunting, and traditional
The museum's collection has been on display in its present
location since 1986. Part of the collection was originally gathered by the
students of the Sociology Department, later on the collection was expanded
through purchases and gifts.