New Article in Israel Hayom about the Al-Aqsa Beams

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Nadav Shragai, a reporter for Israel Hayom!, published a very interesting article about the history of some ancient carved wooden beams removed from the Al-Aqsa Mosque during the last century. Some of these beams predate the first Al-Aqsa Mosque and have been used and reused numerous times in various structures, which actually aided their preservation. We have some fragments of these beams among the finds at the Sifting Project.
We have been monitoring these beams for many years as they lay exposed to the weather in the open courts of the Temple Mount. We hope the Israel Antiquities Authority will succeed in placing them in a safe shelter before the coming winter. We have been requesting that the IAA deal with this issue more than three years, but these ancient beams have yet to be properly secured.

Article in Israel Hayom about the Sifting Project

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<font size=4)Israel Hayom published today an article about the TMSP new discoveries in the recent years. It is short but gives a good summary.

See link no. 14 in the Selected Media Reports panel on the left.

p.s. We are currently working on a new comprehensive article about the various finds that show up in the Temple Mount soil. It will be publish in the forthcoming Megalim conference on the 6th of September. In the recent days we had a major breakthrough with the methodology of quantifying and analyzing the prevalent finds. These new methodologies will significantly help us cluster various finds to their original context. We’ll give some more detailed information about this in the future (just wanted to share our excitement!)

Article in the Smithsonian Magazine

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The Smithsonian Magazine has published and long article about the project. There are mistakes and misunderstandings in the article. Important issues were not mentioned while other non-relevant political issues where emphasized. Nevertheless, it is worth reading: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/What-is-Beneath-the-Temple-Mount.html#ixzz1HpGimAHr

Media Reports about the Coins

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Tonight Israel Broadcast Associacion – Channel One, will have a news report about the coins, at 21:00 Israel time.

It can be watched live on the web at:



Following is a list of links to reports in some news websites:


Article in the Jerusalem Post about 2 Coins that were Recently Found

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see link: http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1228728255435&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

Article in the Jerusalem Post about the Mosaic Underneath the Al-Aqsa Mosque

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Following my article that was reported in the last post, The Jerusalem Post published an article regarding the discovery of the Mosaic floor underneath the Al-Aqsa mosque.

See: http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1226404750389&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

New Article in BeSheva about the Sifting Project

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BeSheba weekly newspaper has published an extensive article about the sifting project and the story of how it all started. Here’s the link:



Video CLip summarizing 3 Years

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Henceforth is a link to a new video clip that summarize 3 years of activity of the Temple Mount Salvage Operation.

The first version of it was displayed in the 3 years party that took place a month ago.This clip was edited using material from various sources, mainly videos that were filmed by my sister, Judy Zweig, good friend, Andrew Gold, my own shots, various media reports and animations from the City of David visitors center movie.Everyone is invited to add their own greetings and comments.