Sites and Insights: Tisha Be’Av and the Burnt House

24.07.2012                      05.Aw. 5772

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Sites and Insights: Tisha Be’Av and the Burnt House

Wayne Stiles explores a first-century house in Jerusalem's Old City that the Romans had burned along with the Second Temple.

After the reunification of Jerusalem in 1967, archeologists were finally able to do extensive digging in the Jewish Quarter under the sponsorship of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the Israel Exploration Society, and the Israel Antiquities Authority. Among other things, they discovered a first-century house that the Romans had burned in AD 70 along with the Second Temple….