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Burnt House

2 Tif'eret Israel | Jewish Quarter, Jerusalem 9752268, Israel
+972 2-626-5906
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Excellent place

This place really describes what went through the minds of people during the time of the Roman... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2017
Manchester, United Kingdom
via mobile
A total waste of money, and worse - a total waste of time!

I visited the Burnt House about 20 years ago and found it fascinating to walk down through various... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2017
Deerfield, Illinois
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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 Talmud. Understand the significance of the Jewish revolt, and the values of the family living in this period.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good25%
  • Average19%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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“roman siege” (2 reviews)
“small museum” (2 reviews)
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2 Tif'eret Israel | Jewish Quarter, Jerusalem 9752268, Israel
+972 2-626-5906

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Reviewed 3 September 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

Thank aellituv
Reviewed 29 August 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

Thank manisfeld
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Not on many lists, this virtual reality show demonstrates what the life of the Jewish people was like right before the destruction of the temple. The story told is truly interesting . I would say kids 13 up are able to appreciate this show. It...More

Thank Jonathan B
Reviewed 29 June 2017

This site only takes about 20 minutes and is a fictional movie about the family that may have lived in this house and what it would have been like when the Roman's invaded. It is included in the "nine attractions for 100 nis" ticket sold...More

Thank christy1030
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Great way to see the life of the ancient Israeli's their way of life, lodging , gives a new perspective

Thank Allan T
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

The site is something to behold and the artifacts are cool. However, the video is not that great and does not explain that much about the archeological site. Instead it's a fictional retelling of how the family might have lived. If you only have a...More

Thank Samuel O
Reviewed 18 May 2017

The Burnt House is an indoor archeological sites in the Jewish Quarter that is rather small and can comfortably visited in 20 minutes time. Opening hours are 9-5pm (Sun-Thurs) and 9-1pm (Fri) - closed on Saturdays. Note: You can purchase the Jewish Quarter special ticket...More

1  Thank BradJill
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Only restaurant with view of Western Wall, it was a great lunch stop. The St John's fish was tasty and the pasta and all the salads were delicious. Air conditioned.

Thank jekcpa
Reviewed 5 March 2017

just ducked in here not really knowing what it was, the movie was too long but the story is interesting and the artifacts are too. Good if you're interested in archaeology and history and such.

Thank Mara_TLV
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Second time viewing this. Would do a third time. Great for kids but a bit gory with a Roman killing people

1  Thank ariella754
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