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Museums in Jerusalem:
Whol Archaeological Museum


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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


Sources: Fodor's Israel

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