Jordan’s rich and diverse cultural legacy is of national and international significance, and it will be continuously interpreted, conserved, preserved and presented in a sustainable manner in accordance with best practice international standards to provide a unique visitor experience and to achieve national tourism goals.
In 1923 the Department of Antiquities of Jordan was established under the management of Mr. Ridha Tawfeq who relocated it from Jarash to Amman. The Department of Antiquities of Jordan formed of group of units and directorates, commensurate with the tasks entrusted to the Department of Antiquities and Heritage in accordance with the low of Antiquities and Heritage.
The Department of Antiquities is also responsible of fourteen archaeological and ethnographic museums which are distributed all over Jordan often using rehabilitated historical buildings as museums. The department museums contain large amounts of archaeological artifacts discovered on hundreds of sites during excavations. The museums follow the chronological sequence display method telling the story of Jordan starting from prehistoric periods reaching to the modern Jordan.
Directorates of Antiquities Distributed in all governorates of the Kingdom and brigades, which is characterized by the High number of archaeological sites.