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Burnt House
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

The entry ticket is 30 shakels. Not worth as a tourist.
There is a small showcase and an audio visual presentation for 10 min about history of the place.
Can be avoided.

Thank vivek0210
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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 is well worth attending.

1  Thank aellituv
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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 What a disappointment - the ability to walk through civilizations has been replaced by the opportunity to watch a very badly acted movie about the Roman sacking of Jerusalem. There are two-three glass cabinets with a few artifacts, but overall this Disneyfication of Israel is a total waste.

Thank manisfeld
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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 does have air conditioning so summer months make it a great old city stop.

1  Thank Jonathan B
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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 at most sites in the Jewish quarter. I wouldn't spend the money to go for just this site if I didn't have the package deal. The Wohl museum site down the street is better. There are a few artifacts also but not many

Thank christy1030
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