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Burnt House

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Archeological excavations started in Jerusalem in 1967. This home which belonged to the Katros... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2018
Sharon M
Abingdon, Maryland
I was on the edge of my seat

A very interesting drama of the days leading up to the destruction of Jerusalem and the second... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2018
Mike F
Denver, Colorado
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“high priest”(3 reviews)
“roman siege”(2 reviews)
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...more
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2 Tif'eret Israel | Jewish Quarter, Jerusalem 9752268, Israel
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Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

A poor attempt at bringing archaeology alive. The only interesting items are the bowls and other domestic artifacts that were found. The film is poorly produced, full of conjecture and badly acted. I found it patronizing as Iā€™m sure many tourists would believe.

1  Thank John R
Reviewed 5 April 2018

Archeological excavations started in Jerusalem in 1967. This home which belonged to the Katros family was found six meters beneath today's Jewish Quarter. Many interesting artifacts were found here: stone tables, measuring cups, bowls, jugs, Roman spears and even bones. Downstairs there is an interesting...More

1  Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

A very interesting drama of the days leading up to the destruction of Jerusalem and the second Temple. I highly recommend this tourist attraction. šŸ‘ go for it

Thank Mike F
Reviewed 12 January 2018

Leen Ritmeyer, noted archaeologist, has depicted this house (approx. 6500 square feet on 3 levels) as possibly the home of Annas, the High Priest and father-in-law of Caiaphas (Jn 18:13). This home has a public room adjacent to an outdoor courtyard, the later being possibly...More

2  Thank Greg S
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.

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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

1  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

1  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

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