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Address: 2 Tif'eret Israel | Jewish Quarter, Jerusalem 9752268, Israel
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09:00 - 19:00
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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

Reviewed 9 August 2016
Jerusalem, Israel

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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
Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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

Thank ariella754
Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

High priest house that was burned during the Roman rampage of AD 70. 4 rooms, a kitchen, a bathroom and a mikveh. Some artifacts on display.

Thank xfooey
New Jersey
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

It was good information on a particular period of time - the days of the Great Revolt. The historic High Priest house or rather its remains are now 6 meters beneath Jewish Quarter. The structure preserved the signs of damage during the fire.The museum is of average appeal. Few artifacts. Main form of presenting the subject is a simplified video... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

This is a 20 minute event at most, 15 shek per person. I was not that impressed with the set up. You walk into the house where the Kohanim lived in the second holy temple. However, there are little artifacts, not many historic plaques to read information. There is a video that is so badly done, the acting was horrific... More 

Thank Michael N
Woking, United Kingdom
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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.

Thank riabinraider
Jerusalem, Israel
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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

Thank airport2015
Jerusalem, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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Newcastle, Australia
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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 my trip.

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