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Burnt House

2 Tif'eret Israel | Jewish Quarter, Jerusalem 9752268, Israel
+972 2-626-5906
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70 ac the time freezed here

around july and auguste in the year 70 ac the roman siege of jerusalem end by the destruction of... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2016
michelsF6256ZD
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Jerusalem, Israel
Well worth visiting

The Burnt House is a wonderful, educational experience and well worth a visit. The audio-visual... read more

Reviewed 2 March 2016
Jim649
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Newcastle, Australia
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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.
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2 Tif'eret Israel | Jewish Quarter, Jerusalem 9752268, Israel
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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...More

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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.

Thank Jim649
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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...More

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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.

Thank AttyVette
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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.

Thank Pam T
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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...More

Thank xterrared
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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).

Thank Carl B
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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...More

Thank DawlishRed
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Reviewed 5 September 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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Reviewed 31 July 2014

Not many remnants of Jerusalem after 70 CE. It was thoroughly destroyed by the Romans, but this home and its artifacts are very interesting to see and worth the time. There is a video that imagines the life of a Jewis family and their Rebel/Zealot...More

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