3000 year old seal with two animals

Special Media Release: Rare 3,000-Year-Old Seal Discovered within Earth Discarded from Temple Mount

Rare 3,000-Year-Old Seal Discovered within Earth Discarded from Temple Mount Seal, dating to period of the Biblical kings David & Solomon discovered at Temple Mount Sifting Project JERUSALEM, September 21, 2015 — A rare 3,000 year-old…
Opus sectile floor on the Temple Mount
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A Brief Report about Carpets Replacements and the Floors in the Dome of the Rock

Among the finds from the Sifting Project are hundreds of opus sectile (Latin: “cut work”) paving tiles that can be traced to various time periods on the Temple Mount – Herodian/Roman, Byzantine, Early Islamic, Crusader, Later Islamic and…
Hannukkah dreidel - star of David fragment

What’s a Dreidel doing on the Temple Mount?

The Temple Mount dirt contains not only ancient finds but also modern ones since it was deliberately mixed with modern garbage. Occasionally we find in the sifting some amusing objects which illustrate the wide variety of activities that took…
Jewlry finds from the sifting
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Update on Recent Developments at the Sifting Project

The number of visitors/volunteers at the Sifting Project has been increasing year by year and also the volume of the material that has been sifted. To date we have sifted about half of the debris that is on hand. This means that we have at least…
artifacts exhibition
Yuval explains artifacts to visitors at the exhibition

Highlights from our Exhibition and Presentation at the 13th Annual Studies of Ancient Jerusalem Conference

On the evening of Thursday, September 6, 2012, the City of David hosted the 13th Annual Studies of Ancient Jerusalem Conference presented by the Megalim Institute. The program began with an open house including free tours throughout the City…
Israel Hayom 29.6.2012 entitled Mikvah from Second Temple under El Aqsah

Article in Israel Hayom about the Sifting Project

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…
figurine fragments from the sifting

Finds from the First and Second Temple Period city dumps at the Eastern slopes of the Temple Mount

  Two years ago we reported here about our random discovery of the First and Second Temple period city dumps at the Eastern slopes of the Temple Mount. Tomorrow we are going to publish a preliminary report about our finds from these dumps…
Roman coin with Caesars head

Media Reports about the Coins

Tonight Israel Broadcast Association - Channel One, will have a news report about the coins, at 21:00 Israel time. It can be watched live on the web at: http://www.iba.org.il/media/?recorded=tv Following is a list of links to reports…
Opus sectile marble slab sections

Temple Mount Pavements During the Herodian Period

Assaf Avraham, the manager of the sifting  site, has conducted a research regarding the pavement technique of the Temple Mount during the Second Temple period. He displayed his very interesting and innovative results in the 13th conference…