The Museum at the Lowest Place on Earth at Safi in Jordan officially opened its doors on 18 May 2012
The Museum at the Lowest Place on Earth at Safi in Jordan officially opened its doors on 18 May 2012 under the patronage of the Minister of Tourism and Antiquities of Jordan. The museum exhibition which had been designed by HSNES was set-up a year ago in collaboration with the British Museum. It currently houses 22 exhibition cases and information panels including material from prehistory to the present. Some of the highlights include finds form the Sanctuary of Lot excavations (on which site the museum is located), evidence of a newly discovered medieval sugar factory, rarely preserved Graeco-Roman clothes and over 500 Greek inscriptions (two volume publication of Zoara inscriptions is available for sale via the HSNES website.).
Facilities include a large conservation laboratory, offices, a small library, accommodation, a multi-media centre, a shop and cafe run by the local women’s co-operative as well as public toilets. It is being managed by the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities.