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Address: 2 Tif'eret Israel | Jewish Quarter, Jerusalem 9752268, Israel
Phone Number: 972 2628 7211
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Sun - Thu 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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The "Burnt House" is a magnificent structure that was discovered...

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 Talmud. Understand the significance of the Jewish revolt, and the values of the family living in this period.

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katros house

In the middle of the Jewish Quarter,about six meters under the street,a whole house of the Katros family found in excavayions 1970.Opened to the public 1991 THE HOUSE WAS BURNED... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Jerusalem, Israel
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Jerusalem, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the middle of the Jewish Quarter,about six meters under the street,a whole house of the Katros family found in excavayions 1970.Opened to the public 1991 THE HOUSE WAS BURNED YEAR 70/The area that was near the Temple was rich area of Temple Cohanim

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Jerusalem, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

around july and auguste in the year 70 ac the roman siege of jerusalem end by the destruction of jerusalem...this house has been found after the excavations made after the six days war since everything was already destroyed....and this discover shows the testimony of the destruction with still the smell of the fire everywhere....it is also the storie of the... More 

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Thank Michel S
Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

The Burnt House is a wonderful, educational experience and well worth a visit. The audio-visual presentation is quite remarkable and really explains the site. Don't miss this terrific museum.

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Thank Jim649
London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I was somewhat surprised to find out that there isn't an awful lot more than a movie to explain what happened at the time of the destruction of the burnt house. The film was informative but it definitely isn't the best place I visited on my trip.

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Thank BluebelleLondon
Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

You can see the remains of this house clearly showing it was burnt . Located in city of Jerusalem and matches what did happen when Jerusalem was sacked and burned. A movie is shown showing what occurred when temple was destroyed.

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Thank AttyVette
Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Go down the stairs to a viewing room for a movie with special effects. The movies explains the ancient ruins you are sitting amongst. Very good way for the whole family to learn. Check out the showings in English.

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Thank Pam T
Spokane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We were able to tour with the archeologist that was on the original dig. He was able to bring lots of interesting information about the dig, including details of the utter destruction, the amazing artifacts, and the history of the era and the family. The movie does help to bring the site into focus as a family dwelling and the... More 

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Thank xterrared
London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

It's a cool historical site and archeological finding, but hard to compete with all the amazing, world-famous sites nearby. So the main draw is a movie, which is rather cheesily written and acted, feels dated, and it's unclear how much is fictional (possibly all).

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Thank Carl B
Dawlish, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

The so-called 'Burnt House' was excavated in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City in the 70's and revealed some very interesting artefacts which enabled archaeologists to determine that is was probably the house of a priestly family by the name of Kathros. The site itself is not big and there is not much more to see than one room... More 

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Thank DawlishRed
Delray Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Burnt House and Herodian Quarter, Discover the stories, traditions and legends behind the stones in the ancient city of Jerusalem with a historical, cultural and archaeological tour of the Old City.

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