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Wohl Archaeology Museum


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The Jewish Quarter of the Old City is today a pricey residential neighborhood, its narrow stone alleys lined with airy, opulent apartments appealing mostly to a monied Orthodox populace. Some things never change.

 

The area that is now the Jewish Quarter was, in the Second Temple period, the residential district of the Jewish elite: the powerful priestly caste, whose ritual role demanded they live in close proximity to the Temple, and the run-of-the-mill wealthy. Ruins of their ornate, multi-storied homes (usually equipped with personal mikva'ot, or ritual baths) have been uncovered all over the quarter.

 

For the best possible look into this ancient way of life, stop at the Wohl Archaeological Museum on Hakara'im Street, an underground display of artifacts, artwork and more all dating back to the Second Temple period. Most impressive are the multiple pieces of elegantly carved stone furniture and intricate, surprisingly well-preserved mosaic floors.

Facilities
  • Air conditioning
  • Kids friendly

Opening Hours

Sunday to Thursday 9:00 to 17:00; Friday 9:00 to 13:00

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