- Type: Museums
NileGuide Expert Says:
Walk through houses of people who lived in Jerusalem thousands of years ago.
NileGuide Expert tip:
Make use of the new self-guided audio tour.
- Descend three metres below street level and go back in time to the Second Temple period. The houses excavated here during the reconstruction of the Jewish Quarter after 1967 were those of wealthy priestly families serving in the nearby Temple. With mosaic floors, frescoes, and carved columns similar to those popular among the Romans, one also finds uniquely Jewish decoration, such as the carved plaster menorah design found on one wall. Evidence of the burning of this quarter by the Roman army in August, 70 C.E. can also be seen, especially in the nearby Burnt House. Combination tickets for the Wohl Museum and the Burnt House can be purchased here.
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