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Herodian Quarter

The Herodian Quarter – The Wohl Museum of Archeology is a six-house compound, situated on the slope of the hill facing the Temple Mount.
The Upper City was situated on the western hill populated by aristocratic families and Temple priests.

The exhibit focuses on three houses which were apparently the homes of aristocratic families during the Herodian period, probably Temple priests and their families. The homes were designed in the Hellenistic/Roman style popular at the time. We recommend that you visit the Herodian Quarter together with the Burnt House.

Baths and Well

Archaeological finds

Architectural elements

This amazing museum is the largest roofed archaeological site in Israel and contains the oldest engraving of the temple menorah, ashes from the burning of the city, ritual baths, spectacular mosaic floors, frescoes, household and holy objects and more.Plaques around the museum provide detailed explanations and there is a model of one mansion.

Model of Herodian Quarter home
Model of Herodian Quarter home

They allow us to observe the living conditions and way of life of Jerusalem aristocrats on the eve of the destruction of the Second Temple.
Special attention was given to the quarter’s bathing rooms. The flooring was composed of colorful mosaics, and frescoes adorned the walls. The utensils, the artifacts and the luxuries revealed in the excavations, such as the decorated plates and imported wine jugs, all attest to the wealth of the residents.

The Herodian Quarter

1 Ha-Karaim Street, Tel: 02-6265922

Entrance Fee required.

Sunday-Thursday: 9 AM – 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM – 1 PM
Saturday and Jewish Holidays: Closed

Directions: Ha-Karaim Street begins at the central square of the Jewish Quarter. The Herodian Quarter is located at 1 Ha-Karaim Street, beneath the building of the Kotel Yeshiva.
Parking: Mount Zion car park , the Karta (Mamila) car park adjacent to the Jaffa Gate. Public Transport: Egged bus lines: 38 (minibus) to the Jewish Quarter car park, or line 1,2 to the Western Wall

 

The Burnt House

The remains of a house burnt during the destruction of the Second Temple. The museum answers questions such as: How did the residents live? What did they believe in? Why did the house burn down? The answers are provided by using archeological artifacts and a multi-media presentation describing the daily life of the people who lived here.

The Burnt House, 2 Tifferet Yisrael Street, Jerusalem

At the site: 02-6265921
Bookings: 02-6628141 ext. 106
Fax: 02-6265920

Entrance Fee required.

Sunday-Thursday: 9 AM – 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM – 1 PM
Saturday and Jewish Holidays: Closed
The movie is screened every 40 minutes starting at 9 am. Languages: Hebrew, English, Spanish, French

The site has an elevator for wheelchairs

Directions: The Burnt House is located between the stalls and shops of the covered “bazaar” in Tiffereth Yisrael Street, adjacent to the stairway from the Jewish Quarter to the Western Wall.
Parking: Mount Zion car park, the Karta (Mamila) car park adjacent to the Jaffa Gate. Public Transport: Egged bus lines: 38 (minibus) to the Jewish Quarter car park, or line 1,2 to the Western Wall

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