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Herodian Quarter/Wohl Archaeological Museum

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Address: Hakara'im Rd., Jerusalem, Israel
Phone Number: +972 2-628-3448

This excavated complex preserves a 385-foot section of the Upper City near...

This excavated complex preserves a 385-foot section of the Upper City near the Temple Mount dating back 2,000 years, which also contains a complex of ritual baths or mikvaot.

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Subterranean archeological oasis

It seems like most visitors don't know about this treasure in the heart of the Jewish Quarter of the Old City. The door is unassuming, on a little side street just off the main... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Saint Louis, Missouri
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It seems like most visitors don't know about this treasure in the heart of the Jewish Quarter of the Old City. The door is unassuming, on a little side street just off the main square in front of the Hova Synagogue. Entry is about 16 NIS but you take your own (signed) tour of a secret subterranean excavation right under... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

In the Jewish Quarter on the way down to the Western Wall A collection of HERODIAN Period houses of the time of the tecond Temple till ruined on the year 70s The excavation done by the archeologfist Nachman Avigad Today the exhibit includes The Big House The Western house,The Southern house and the PRISTIL house all building of rich families... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

If you are in the Jewish Qtr, of the Old City, a few steps of the main square of the Quarter, on the Karaaite St, you will find the entrance to the Herodian Quarter, it is an amazing visit, albeit underground, but used to be the upper neighbourhood of the City of Jerusalem, two thousand years ago, beautiful mosaics and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

Save this for when it is hot outside as the excavations are all inside. Palaces from Herod's time uncovered by archaeological excavations. Similar to what we saw at Ephesus where similar - but Roman - villas are currently being excavated and restored. There is not a whole lot left but it definitely breaks most of your pre-conceived notions about the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

This is a fascinating glimpse of Kin Herod's mind/ego at work.It was a little bit of a walk (you are ascending a decent size hill, after all) but the view from the top was worth it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Going several meters below the present street surface to see what was there many centuries ago gives a good idea of how people lived in Jerusalem many centuries ago.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

Leave the bustling streets and visit an excavation of the Herodian Mansions and see how people lived centuries ago. A nice exhibit and very interesting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2016

This small area of Jerusalem which was excavated has uncovered several large villas that are believed to have houses the Priests who worked in the Second Temple of the Jews around the time of Herod. Absolutely a must to understand the types of housing (wealthy) people lived in 2000 years ago.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015

This is an excavation that dates 2000 years to the Jerusalem of Herod the Great. The Herod Ian Quarter, as it is known, was the location of the houses of the elite. The audio tour is very good. Blessedly, the entire area is inside and even air conditioned, although it is pretty extensive.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2015

This small museum gives an insight into daily life amongst the wealthy inhabitants of Jerusalem in 1st century CE. The site was uncovered during re-building work in the 1970’s in the Jewish quarter few years ago & largely involves six mansions on the side of a hill. The Basement of some houses form the roof of the next one down.... More 

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