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Our New, State-of-the-Art Greenhouse!

We're excited to announce that our host at the Mitzpe HaMasuot Site has finished building our new, state-of-the-art greenhouse! Due to our location next to the peak of Mount Scopus, we have noticed that the winds have gotten quite strong as…

A Visit from the Alumni of the Ecole Polytechnique!

This past week at the Temple Mount Sifting Project, we had the great honor and pleasure of hosting the reunion tour of the Class of 1962-65 from the prestigious Ecole Polytechnique of Paris. This group of retirees, many of whom have never been…

TMSP Lends Armenian Ceramics to "A Glimpse of Paradise" Exhibition

     In late September a new exhibition titled ‘’A Glimpse of Paradise’’ opened at the Rockefeller Museum of Archaeology. The exhibition, organized under the auspices of the Israel Museum, and in collaboration with Yad Ben Zvi,…
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Marvelous Opening Day

Well, it's been a week since our grand (re)opening and we're still catching our breath. The preparations were hectic, but boy, was it worth it! We would like to thank to everyone who came to show their support, as well as those who couldn't…

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…

Special Finds Exhibit - and the Future of the Sifting

For those who haven't read our previous announcements, and for those who haven't yet heard, we're resuming the sifting activity in a new site, which will be inaugurated on the coming Jerusalem Day. On this day, the public is invited to come…
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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,…
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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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Goodbye Jenn!

To all of our supporters and follower and lovers of archaeology, There comes a time in every person’s career where they have to take a new opportunity even if it means leaving a place and people that they love. Unfortunately for me, that…
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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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Better Than A Museum

Visit Us! Come visit us in our research lab! We miss you! For our supporters, we are offering tours of our research laboratory where you can see all of our special finds and learn about them from one of our expert archaeologists. It is…