Circassian Home: museum narrates Circassians’ history and culture


The Circassian Home Museum, founded by the researcher and historian Adnan Bazadiq in Zarqa city, east of Jordan’s capital, Amman, is one of the few museums in the world that collects items representing the life of Circassians.

The museum reflects the history of the Circassians, ancient customs, contemporary life, culture, food, and professions.

The museum consists of several sections containing rare documentaries, artistic and cultural films of this ethnic group, as well as large black and white photographs of Circassian figures hanging on the walls.

Many years ago, Adnan Bazadok began researching and archiving everything related to Circassians in the world and turned his house into a Circassian heritage museum visited by many Jordanians and foreigners to learn about their history and culture.

About 200 thousand Circassians live in Jordan, according to unofficial figures. Circassians came to Jordan in 1878, after Tsarist Russia displaced them during the Caucasus War.

They live in Amman and Zarqa, enjoy all rights, and hold Jordanian citizenship since the establishment of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

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