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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
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.
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
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
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
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 I’m sure many tourists would believe.
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
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