Wohl Archaeological Museum

September 13th 2010

Wohl Archaeological Museum – The Herodian Quarter

The Wohl Archaeological Museum explores six magnificent homes that have maintained preservation since the Herodian period, during the rule of Herod the Great, ruler of Jerusalem and architect of the Second Temple. Located 3-7 meter below the streets of the Jewish Quarter, on display in the museum there is findings from numerous excavations between 1969 and 1983, and includes bathrooms, reception halls, water cisterns, as well as stucco paintings and mosaics. There are plaques located throughout the museum telling the story of the people during the Herodian period and a scale model of what one of these beautiful homes looked like.