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Burnt House

Opens in 11 min: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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A museum from the first century

The Burnt House Museum lies a bit hidden in Tif'eret Street in a busy part of the Jewish Quarter. I... read more

Reviewed March 13, 2019
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Interesting story

Archeological excavations started in Jerusalem in 1967. This home which belonged to the Katros... read more

Reviewed April 5, 2018
Sharon M
Abingdon, Maryland
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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 3 weeks ago

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Reviewed September 3, 2017 via mobile

This place really describes what went through the minds of people during the time of the Roman siege. It reflects on the divisions and also the dashed hopes. The best part is the film. The archaeology is small but adds to the whole attraction. It...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank aellituv
Reviewed August 28, 2017

I visited the Burnt House about 20 years ago and found it fascinating to walk down through various levels of civilization - biblical, roman, byzantine, etc. On this trip I took my family (including teenage grandchildren). What a disappointment - the ability to walk through...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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