Entries by Zachi Dvira

Great Article on Times of Israel

We wanted to publish a post about our grand opening events on Jerusalem day, but no need to do that since Amanda Borschel-Dan already did it in very nice and extensive article in the Times of Israel. Here’s the link: https://www.timesofisrael.com/temple-mount-sifting-project-reboots-to-seek-more-direct-evidence-of-1st-temple/ Shabbat Shalom and Happy Shavuot

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Two Important Announcements

Dear friends and supporters, this time we have two important announcements for you: First the bad news. The government’s promises of funding have not been fulfilled. In September 2016, Prime Minister Netanyahu publicly vowed to fund the project, a promise repeated when he invited us to a meeting with him in December 2016. These promises […]

Thank You!

We did it! Thanks to our three benefactors donors who setup the matching fund, and to all our supporters through our crowdfunding website, we’ve managed to secure our budget for the rest of 2018 and the beginning of 2019. This will allow us to continue the research, complete several research topics and send more articles […]

Awaqf Casting Concrete into Ancient Sewage Tunnel

Again, the Awaqf allowed construction at the Temple Mount without any archaeological supervision. This time it was just south to the Dome of the Rock where concrete was cast into an ancient sewage tunnel at the southern edge of the raised platform. See photos and videos at the following Facebook links: https://www.facebook.com/himma.news/videos/801227199986547/?theater https://www.facebook.com/himma.news/videos/801214549987812/?theater https://www.facebook.com/himma.news/photos/pcb.801224323320168/801224249986842/?type=3&theater https://www.facebook.com/himma.news/photos/a.551336501642286.1073741828.534174733358463/801199646655969/?type=3&theater

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Reconstruction of Crusader Floors in the Dome of the Rock Based on Picturesque Palestine Illustrations and Finds from the Temple Mount Sifting Project

Yesterday, at Haifa University in a conference commemorating 150 years for the Palestine Exploration Fund (PEF), Frankie Snyder, a senior member of the Sifting Project who also in charge on the research and publication of the opus sectile floor tiles, gave a presentation on her fascinating discovery of the elaborate Crusader floors that were installed […]