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Burnt House, 70 CE

Burnt House

Photo by Ardon Bar Hama.

The Burnt House, located in today’s Jerusalem’s Jewish Quarter, was the residence of a wealthy family, possibly the priestly Kathros family. In the Second Temple period, this area was called the Upper City and housed the wealthy residents of Jerusalem.

The house was destroyed during the destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans in 70 CE, when it was burnt down.

The site was excavated by Prof. Nachman Avigad. Inside the house, archaeologists found a spearhead as well as an arm bone belonging to a young girl.

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