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“Small but worth it” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Burnt House

Burnt House
2 Tiferet Yisrael Street | Jewish Quarter, Jerusalem, Israel
972 2628 7211
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Ranked #98 of 178 attractions in Jerusalem
Type: Historic Sites
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New York City, New York
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148 reviews 148 reviews
123 attraction reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Small but worth it”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

If you like history and archaelogy, this is worth a visit. It is small, and there isn't that much to see. It is the remains of a house belonging to the priest that was burned by the Romans. There is also a film that imagines the last days of this priestly family. The film is about 15 minutes. You can buy a combo ticket for this and the nearby Wohl Archaelogical Museum. This attraction is in the Jewish Quarter, not far from the parking lot and near the stairs that lead down to the Western Wall.

Visited November 2012
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Beit Shemesh, Israel
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19 attraction reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Very Thought provoking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

The true story of the civil strife that helped burn the temple- that has still not been rebuilt ! caused me sleepless nights.

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24 attraction reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“A must do to feel the impact of Jewish history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

Well done in a way you can feel as if it just happened. You walk through the event of the burning of Jerusalem from the 1st century w/ a short video at the beginning to set the stage for the walk through.

Visited October 2011
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Bat Ayin
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“Trashing something holy and special”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

This was a big disappointment. The exhibits are not well explained, and the movie is a hollywood soap-opera-esque caricature of a Pesach Seder. They spiritually trashed this very special site. If you have any respect for the holiness of Jerusalem and the Temple - Stay away!

Visited April 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Worth a go!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

It was a hot day and this was a great place to soak up some history and see a short film depicting the scene surrounding the burnt house. Take the kids!

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