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.
cross found in the sifting
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Holy Cross Day

Sharing some of the crosses found by the Sifting Project that originated from the Temple Mount.
pearl bead and square mother of pearl inlay both found on the same day
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Find of the Month: Mother of Pearl Bead and Inlay – Eitan & Amichai Strik

Two brothers find a mother of pearl bead and inlay. Mother of pearl pictures and history. What's it doing on the Temple Mount?
Hillel holding a cake decorated with ancient Hebrew writing
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Hillel Richman: Just a Slice of Humble Pie

Pottery researcher Hillel Richman studies Iron Age and First Temple pottery and loves rare finds. Staff spotlight of the month.

News from the Sifting Site

Updating the facility, every day we make the site more fun and beautiful. New coin minting with video!
Bone spindle whorl
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Find of the Month: Bone Spindle Whorl – Liliana Gorbman

9 year-old Liliana Grobman finds Byzantine spindle whorl at Temple Mount Sifting Project.
Violence on the Temple Mount - hand held up to stop
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Violence on the Temple Mount

This is going to be a very disturbing post about an incident that happened two days ago. A group of our researchers was attacked by officials while on an archaeological learning tour of the Temple Mount.
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What is this?

Join our Unidentified Finds website and help us research special items.
Hands sifting over a sifting net
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Beverly Ungar: Archaeology – A Lifetime of Love

“This is a perfectly wonderful, normal, regular stone. Well done!” Have you seen one of our green-shirted staff members patiently teaching one of our youngest volunteers? This was probably Beverly.
Aaron Greener
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Aaron Greener: It Figures: TMSP Staff are Experts in their Field

Aaron Greener has been part of the Temple Mount Sifting Project (TMSP) staff since the project's inception. He has held various positions over the years, but you may remember him as site archaeologist and guide, or fantastic lecturer.
rusty arrow head with ruler measuring 5cm

Update from the Field

Could it have been used by the Knights Templar?
Noa Nevo
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Noa Nevo – National Service Doing the World a Service

Staff Spotlight: May Have you met Noa? Noa is our Bat Sherut this year at our sifting site in Emek Tzurim National Park, meaning that she is doing her National Service by working with our project. She is a very meticulous and focused sifter,…