staff sifting in the TMSP

Critical Time for the Temple Mount Sifting Project – You Can Make a Real Difference

Shalom Friends, I may have asked you before to support the Temple Mount Sifting Project, and I don’t feel so comfortable asking it again, but I do so because this time it is really critical and the success of the campaign is likely to lead…
Meeting with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu
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In Response to the Prime Minister

Press Release: A solution has still not been found for resuming the sifting of the Temple Mount soil Representatives from the Prime Minister’s office have contacted us, the directors of the Temple Mount Sifting Project in order to assess the…
Dumped Temple Mount soil

Is this the End of the Sifting Project?

To all of our friends and supporters, We have an important announcement to make. We want to make our official announcement that the sifting of material from the Temple Mount has stopped. This is due to a number of different reasons including…
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Find of the Month: It’s All Fun and Games! – Bar Yosef Family

Family finds bone astragolos from the game knucklebones at the Sifting Project! Find of the Month!
enigmatic ball-shaped find

Name That Find: Answer!

Last week, we asked all of our followers on the blog, on Facebook, and Twitter to Name That Find! We got a lot of really great and creative answers, but we managed to stump everyone (including some of our own staff members)! Thank you all for…
Herod's quilt
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Inspiring Supporters

BAR reader makes quilt from Temple Mount floor patterns reconstructed by the Sifting Project
Peretz Reuven
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Peretz Reuven: Islamic History Recorded

Staff Spotlight hits Peretz Reuven, expert in Early and Late Islamic Cultural Heritage
The Second Temple model at the Israel Museum
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Archaeological Evidence of the Jewish Temples on the Temple Mount

Historical sources and selected artifacts given to show proof of the First and Second Jewish Temples on the Temple Mount. Jews and Christians have a real and documented relationship to the Temple Mount.
Fourth year of revolt coin with chalice emblem
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Symbols of Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles)

Found by Sifting Project: Coin from First Revolt (69/70), the last year of the Temple shows lulav and etrog: symbols of Sukkot.
Dome of the Rock on Mother-of-Pearl Inlay
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Find of the Month: Dome of The Rock Inlay on Pearl – Hadassa Amiri

Mother of Pearl with engraving of the Dome of the Rock found by a volunteer at the Temple Mount Sifting Project.
Jennifer with mosaic stones in a bucket
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Jennifer Greene: Staff Spotlight: September

I love writing the Staff Spotlight segments because I get to share with you the wonderful people I get to work with every day. Also dice and Jerusalem archaeology!
Frankie holding an opus sectile she reconstructed
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What a week!

What a week! Second Temple Floors explained at conferences in Jerusalem. Links to video and more info.