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Burnt House

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The "Burnt House" is a magnificent structure that was discovered during excavations following the Six Day War. Watch an audio-visual presentation depicting the priestly Katros family during the end of the Second Temple period, as mentioned in the...more
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2 Tif'eret Israel | Jewish Quarter, Jerusalem 9752268, Israel
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The air conditioning was wonderfully refreshing. The simulated story with narration was a bit cheesy but gave context to the history of the area. More entertaining for kids than just looking at archaeological findings.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Robin T
Reviewed June 3, 2019 via mobile

The archaeological remains of the burnt house are fascinating and the wall panels and artifacts do much to bring it to life. But the loooong video is just a soap opera about an imagined life in the house at the time of the destruction of...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed April 23, 2019

This little museum shows how was the house of the high priest in the year 70 AD when the Temple was destroyed and it shows a very interesting and well done video that takes back on time and shows you the internal conflict under that...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank allandale2018
Reviewed March 13, 2019 via mobile

The Burnt House Museum lies a bit hidden in Tif'eret Street in a busy part of the Jewish Quarter. I hadn't expected to stumble across it but do not regret visiting it because it was interesting. In the first century the house was built opposite...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed January 1, 2019

Learn about a real home dating to the first and second temple. Artifacts are also on display and part of the movie setting and staging. Good for all ages.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jbwhitehouse
Reviewed April 23, 2018 via mobile

A poor attempt at bringing archaeology alive. The only interesting items are the bowls and other domestic artifacts that were found. The film is poorly produced, full of conjecture and badly acted. I found it patronizing as Iā€™m sure many tourists would believe.

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank jin6x
Reviewed April 5, 2018

Archeological excavations started in Jerusalem in 1967. This home which belonged to the Katros family was found six meters beneath today's Jewish Quarter. Many interesting artifacts were found here: stone tables, measuring cups, bowls, jugs, Roman spears and even bones. Downstairs there is an interesting...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Sharon M
Reviewed March 19, 2018 via mobile

A very interesting drama of the days leading up to the destruction of Jerusalem and the second Temple. I highly recommend this tourist attraction. šŸ‘ go for it

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed January 11, 2018

Leen Ritmeyer, noted archaeologist, has depicted this house (approx. 6500 square feet on 3 levels) as possibly the home of Annas, the High Priest and father-in-law of Caiaphas (Jn 18:13). This home has a public room adjacent to an outdoor courtyard, the later being possibly...More

Date of experience: February 2017
2  Thank C1184EGgregs
Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

The entry ticket is 30 shakels. Not worth as a tourist. There is a small showcase and an audio visual presentation for 10 min about history of the place. Can be avoided.

Date of experience: December 2017
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May 30, 2019|
Response from jbwhitehouse | Reviewed this property |
I don't recall; check their website. If the package promotion with other sites is still going on, you see 4 area sites for the price of 3. When we were there in December it was called J-ticket.