This museum combines archaeological findings with
the stories of ancient Israeli citizens during the Second
Temple Period. The remains found in this museum are actually ancient
mansions from the Upper
City of Jerusalem.
These underground remains are the only part of the Upper City that survived
the Roman destruction.
Preserved in the museum are ancient artifacts such
as expensive pottery and glassware as well as large frescos that adorn
the walls. Ritual baths are common in the mansions and mosaics appear
on the floor. It is clear that these remains belonged to the wealthy
families of Jerusalem.
The Whol Archaeological Museum is located on 1 HaKaraim
Street in Jerusalem.
Hours of Admission: Sunday through Thursday, 9am-5pm; Friday, 9am-1pm
There is an entrance fee.
Phone number: 972-2-6283448