Welcome to the website of the Department of Antiquities of Jordan (DoA). On our website you can find useful information about the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Jordan. You can also be informed on the mission and responsibilities of the Department of Antiquities,
In 1923 the Department of Antiquities of Jordan was established under the management of Mr. Ridha Tawfeq who relocated it from Jarash to Amman. Law No. 24 for the year 1934 was the first piece of legislation concerning antiquities in Jordan, it was amended by Law No.21 for the year 1988, and later on by Law No.22 for the year 2004.