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Why is the Burnt House important?

The house is important because it conveys much about what life was like in Jerusalem during the first century C.E. For example, many stone items were found, including stone pestles, grindstones, and ovens. Also found were jugs, bowls, measuring cups, and a weighing device. Scholars think these items suggest that the room was a perfumery. The most tragic find was the skeleton of a young woman who died when the building collapsed on her. Today, the Burnt House is a museum.


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