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Descend three metres below street level and go back in time to the Second Temple period. The houses excavated here during the ... More
Wohl Museum of Archaeology
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.
This gives an excellent visual of what cities were like and how people lived. When we were there it was peaceful, cool, and quiet. We spent considerable time going through the museum. It is very centrally located in the old city...easy to get to...easy to go on to other sites. I highly recommend it!
This museum displays over one million objects which includes sarcophagi dating back to the 4th century, a collection of artifacts
introducing visitors to the origin and history of the city, one lion statue from the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, 800,000 ...
The Museo Arqueológico contains thousands of pre historic artifacts and remains from ancient civilizations based in Italy, Greece, Cyprus, and
Egypt. One of the highlights is the museum's reproduction of the Altamira caves in northern Spain with their fascinating ...
One of the fiercest battles in Jerusalem during the 1967 Six Day War was fought here by Israeli paratroopers to
take the well fortified Jordanian position that blocked the way to the Mount Scopus campus of the Hebrew University. ...