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Maison Brûlée (Katros House)

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A museum from the first century
Evaluation TripAdvisorMis à jour le March 13, 2019

The Burnt House Museum lies a bit hidden in Tif'eret Street in a busy part of the Jewish Quarter. I hadn't expected to stumble across it but do not regret visiting it because it was interesting. In the first century the house was built opposite the Second Temple, which the family could probably see...

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The Burnt House Museum lies a bit hidden in Tif'eret Street in a busy part of the Jewish Quarter. I hadn't expected to stumble across it but do not regret visiting it because it was interesting. In the first century the house was built opposite the Second Temple, which the family could probably see quite well from their home. They are supposed to have belonged to the aristocracy of priests. I read that the name Qathros is even mentioned in the Talmud. They were wealthy and important. That is why we can visit their house today. When the Romans destroyed and burnt down the Temple this house caught fire, too, and its wooden roof came down. Half an arm of a young woman was found in the ruins. The exhibition shows various objects of everyday usage. Most illustrative is a film about the family and its life and problems before around 70 AD.

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Wonderful Movie
Evaluation TripAdvisorMis à jour le January 1, 2019

Learn about a real home dating to the first and second temple. Artifacts are also on display and part of the movie setting and staging. Good for all ages.

Not interesting enough......
Evaluation TripAdvisorMis à jour le April 23, 2018

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 I’m sure many tourists would believe.