The idea behind the museum is to tell you the story of the land, from the Old Testament through to the era of the New Testament. It's arranged in a big circle, where you walk through a winding path to see the exhibits, which are all sculptures with 3D backgrounds behind them.

THE JOURNEY

Discover the amazing journey into history.

It starts with Noah's Ark, where you see a huge boat with the animals.
Then, you get to other parts of the Old Testament, like the destruction of Babylon and where Moses split the Red Sea.
Then, the religious era - where Jesus was born, baptized and the last supper.
Next is Petra, as well as a glimpse of the traditional uniforms of the area's different tribes.
After that, the Islamic era is represented, and then the history of Jordan itself. From this point on, all of the sculptures are motorized. This part takes you into a different era; basically, it shows you what the Bedouin life was like.
Then, the Great Arab Revolt is represented, and after that, the Hashemite section, which shows the army, its different rankings and the tools and weapons they used in that time.
Once you finish the historical part, you transition into a big traditional village. It's modeled to actually feel like a real village. You walk through it and see moving sculptures of all of the people doing the jobs of the old days such as pottery making , the barber, the blacksmith, everything. You walk through the narrow streets and the village's alleyways and you live the life of Bilad al Sham. Everything is motorized, so you can walk into a cafe and find people smoking hookah and listening to music. You walk in the mosque and see children reading the Quran. There are glassblowers, someone baking, someone making rugs and carpets; all of these sculptures of people are life-sized. You move through a scene that is two or three stories high, with more people out above you on balconies. You are walking into the village as if they are living there now, with all the fine details.

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