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Address: 2 Tiferet Yisrael Street | Jewish Quarter, Jerusalem, Israel
Phone Number: +972 2-626-5906
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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 bubblesReviewed 9 August 2016
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Woking, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

A small museum showing the burnt remains of a prest family's home. It is believed that it was destroyed by the Romans at the time of the sacking of the second temple. Although there is not a great deal to see there is a very good film detailing the destruction.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

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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Thank airport2015
Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 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 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 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 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 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 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 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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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 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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