The Petra Museum contains 280 artifacts, dating back to different ages. The exhibition consists of five halls showing the history of Petra, information about the Nabataea’s way of life, their civilization, and even showcasing tools, statues, and many historical pieces which were discovered in Petra by archaeological excavation teams.
Opened on World Heritage Day, the new Petra Museum represents the idea of showcasing the history of Petra to both scholars and tourists.
Petra's long history stretches back through antiquity, the remains of which can still be seen inside, and outside, the ancient city.
The Ottoman Citadel of Ma’an, which became a museum, was built between 1559-1563 during the reign of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent, with the aim of providing safety for pilgrims’ convoys that were passing through Ma’an from the Levant to the Hijaz.
It was opened on 16th June 2019 and it aims to protect heritage such as architectural, cultural, artistic, and religious elements starting from the Nabataean Age until the Late Islamic Age.
It is located in Al Hallābāt Region in Aḍ Ḍulayl District, Az Zarqāʼ Governorate. It was opened in 2008 within the visitor center at Qaṣr Al Hallābāt.