The Roman destruction of the city of Jerusalem, a reprisal for the preceding several years of armed Jewish revolt, laid waste to the city such that today only a few archaeological remnants can be seen. The most well-known and popular is, of course, the Kotel (Western Wall), the outer retaining wall of the Temple Mount. But the Old City's Jewish Quarter is also home to the Burnt House, the once-stately manor of an upper class Jewish family of the priestly caste in Second Temple Jerusalem. Inside you'll find a small collection of period antiquities within the visible remnants of the house itself, including earthenware inscribed with the family's name.
You'll also be treated to an, ahem, enthusiastic film dramatization (in Hebrew and English), complete with simmering intrigue and hammy acting, of the doomed family's last days as Jerusalem tore itself apart from within while the Romans lay in wait outside the gates.
Sunday 10:00 to 17:00; Monday to Thursday 9:00 to 17:00; Friday 9:00 to 13:00
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