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© Roy Albag Architecture LTD

Old City, Jerusalem, Israel

Reception Hall at Palatial Mansion

The Palatial Mansion dates to the Second Temple period and was located in the affluent residential area on the western hill of Jerusalem, also known as the Upper City. At 11x6.5m, the Reception Hall was a spacious and elegant room. Preserved to a height of 3m, its walls were covered with white stucco modeled in relief as panels, thus imitating drafted masonry best known for retaining walls of the Herod’s Temple Mount complex. The Palatial Mansion was destroyed, along with the entire city, by the Romans in 70 CE.


Project objectives

Animated video


Israel Antiquities Authority

Museum of the Bible Washington, DC


Museum of the Bible Washington, DC. Permanent exhibition

(2017 - present).

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