In 70 AD, the Romans commanded by Emperor Titus (reign 79 to 81 AD) burned the Second Temple, destroyed Jerusalem and massacred countless thousands. 1,900 years later, an excavation team uncovered a home incinerated by the Romans. This was the Upper City residence of the wealthy Kathros family headed by one of 24 temple priests. Discovered among the charred ruins were plenty of artifacts. They are displayed in the Burnt House Museum along with exhibits about Jerusalem and family life two millenniums ago.