Silver half-shekel coin with tripe-pomegranate cluster motive
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Giving our Half-Shekel

It's that time of year for giving the traditional charity reminiscent of the half-shekel donation to the Temple. Here's a little calculation of how serious that seemingly simple donation actually was! And some ideas for how to make your own half-shekel donation meaningful.
School visit at the Temple Mount Sifting Project
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Help Support the Participation of School Students in the Sifting

Now that the summer is over, and with incoming tourism still off the board, organized school trips remain as our major way of continuing the sifting. This is where you come in! You may now help fund school students at the sifting.
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Adopt a Coin!

When ancient coins are found in archaeological digs, it is usually impossible to identify their design elements or inscriptions, due to the accumulation over time of corrosion or encrustation. Therefore, these coins must be sent to a restoration…
"Thank You!" with group photo of the staff at the lab in the background

What Can We Do with NIS 300,000?

End of the Giveback Campaign : Continuation at Half-shekel.org   We can’t believe that this campaign is already over. We are so grateful to each and every one of you who showed your support for our project and became a backer of this…
staff at the research laboratory

Staff Open Up: Why the TMSP is Important

Staff of the Sifting Project open up. Why they think the project is important.
Working on pottery research

We Need Your Support In Order to Go On with the Research

With only 30 days are left in our crowd funding campaign, we need your full support. Please donate your symbolic half-shekel so we can continue our research. Click Here to Donate. Later this month we are will be publishing two new discoveries…
Silver half-shekel coin with tripe-pomegranate cluster motive

A Campaign for Publishing the TMSP to the World

Dear Friends, This video is about a story that is relevant to each one of you. It is a story of universal significance. It is the story of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, of antiquities buried in soil, and the unique archaeological project for…
Snapshot of TMSP website

We need your help for the anlysis and publication of the TMSP finds

When we began the Temple Mount Sifting Project five years ago, we had no idea what was ahead of us. We did not understand the enormous amount of work that would be necessary to extract archaeological information from the tons of haphazardly…