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Complete Pandemonium Towards the Jerusalem Day Exhibit

Hey there, Ladies and Gents! So, the lab is in complete pandemonium and we have been working around the clock to prepare the Jerusalem Day exhibit. When we scheduled the opening of the new sifting site to the first Sunday in June, we were…
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The History of the Temple Mount in 12 Objects: #3 The Late First Temple Period

As we continue with our 12-post series on objects in the history of the Temple Mount, let us turn to the Late First Temple period – Iron Age IIb-c, in the 8th through 6th centuries BCE. During this time of the year, multitudes of business…
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The History of the Temple Mount in 12 Objects: #2 The Early First Temple Period

Ladies and gentlemen, step right up and meet this month’s guest – the earliest piece of weaponry ever to be recovered from the Temple Mount: The arrowhead is made of bronze, in a flat, lanceolate shape, while the tang (the bit that…
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The History of the Temple Mount in 12 Objects: #1 The Late Bronze Age

Hello everyone! As those of you who follow our newsletter know, the blog is about to embark on an exciting new journey: Inspired by the British Museum's A History of the World in 100 Objects, we will, over the course of the coming year, showcase…
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Our New Mobile Sifting Program

The Mount Comes to You Hello everyone, we have some news to share with you. The Temple Mount Sifting Project is renewing its activity outside the lab! For the first time in the history of archaeological research in Israel –the site will…
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Send Us Your Pictures

Hello everyone! Do you have pictures from your visit to the sifting site or the research lab? Cute pictures of your kids, awesome pictures of you holding what you found, great pictures of you smiling with Dr. Barkay? Well, we want them! We…
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New Year for the Trees, New Life for Ancient Forgotten Beams

Happy Tu B’Shevat! Today is the Jewish new year for the trees which is celebrated annually on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Shevat. Customs vary, but many Jews will eat a new fruit they haven’t tried before or eat one (or all!) of…
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Mycenaean Imports Early in Jerusalem's History

Our "Finds from the Lab" feature from our July Newsletter. Sign up now!
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Top 10 Topics from 5777

The Top 10 Topics YOU liked on our Facebook page. Finds, Videos, and More! Looking back on a great year.
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Our (Virtual) Cabinet of Curiosities

Check out our newest "unidentified finds" and see if you can help!
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Solomon's Stables: History and Destruction

Check out the new video about Solomon's Stables now the Al-Marwani Mosque. History and Destruction.
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The Doric Survivor

Doric survivor gives glimpse into Second Temple monumental architecture.