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“Great place to see history”
Review of Burnt House

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 29 November 2013

Small place under a building in the Old City of Jerusalem. Like the other reviews stated, it has a short film. Buy the combos kept and visit the Herodian ruins right around the corner at the same time. You will see what life was like at the time of the Second Temple.

1  Thank Pilot7070
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

I had seen this back in the 1980s and remembered it as really cool. It was ok. The movie about the possible last days of a priestly family during the destruction of the 2nd Temple was kind of cheesy. The ruins were cool, but overall, we were unimpressed.

Thank RobinSyracuse
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Reviewed 6 August 2013

I meant to go to another attraction but mistakenly went to the burnt house. What a great way to show and teach what the times were line during the siege of the second temple, all while sitting in the actual ruins of a house that was burnt during the second temple destruction. wow wow wow

2  Thank Jonathan B
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Reviewed 2 December 2012

If you like history and archaelogy, this is worth a visit. It is small, and there isn't that much to see. It is the remains of a house belonging to the priest that was burned by the Romans. There is also a film that imagines the last days of this priestly family. The film is about 15 minutes. You can buy a combo ticket for this and the nearby Wohl Archaelogical Museum. This attraction is in the Jewish Quarter, not far from the parking lot and near the stairs that lead down to the Western Wall.

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Reviewed 15 November 2012

The true story of the civil strife that helped burn the temple- that has still not been rebuilt ! caused me sleepless nights.

Thank mindy g
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