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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…
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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…
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French Film Answers the UNESCO Jerusalem Resolution

The film, Unveiling Jerusalem, by the French producer, Pier Rehov, answers the UNESCO Jerusalem resolution. The Sifting Project appears throughout the film. The film can be viewed and purchased at the following link: http://www.unveilingjerusalem.com/          
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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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Treasures in the British Mandate Archives

Happy International Archives Day! Archaeologists spend a lot of time working with the fresh material coming out of excavations, but equally important is an archaeologist’s understanding of what came before. We must know about previous excavations,…
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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…
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Powerful Video about UNESCO and the Temple Denial Movement

It is important to respect the narratives of people today, but this needs to be in addition to, and not at the expense of, real history.
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What a week!

What a week! Second Temple Floors explained at conferences in Jerusalem. Links to video and more info.
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For the First Time, Archeologists Restore Flooring from Second Temple Courtyard in Jerusalem

PRESS RELEASE For the First Time, Archeologists Restore Flooring from Second Temple Courtyard in Jerusalem Tiles uncovered during sifting of earth originating on Temple Mount JERUSALEM, September 6th, 2016 — Archeologists from the Jerusalem-based…
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Rare Egyptian Amulet Bearing Name of Ancient Pharaoh Found in Earth Discarded from Temple Mount

As the Jewish holiday of Passover quickly approaches, we have has released new information about an amazing find: an amulet bearing the name of Egyptian King Thutmose III. Our story is being shared by news agencies across the world including…
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Jerusalem Post Report about the Potsherd with the Incised Menorah Design and Our Interpretation

See the Jerusalem Post report about the potsherd with the incised menorah design and what are our current conclusions from it: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Byzantine-era-potsherd-from-Temple-Mount-may-contain-engraving-of-holy-sites-menorah-436965
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Seal Impression of King Hezekiah found with the Assistance of the Sifting Project

Eilat Mazar, who directs the Ophel excavation south to the Temple Mount, announced today that a bulla was found bearing the name of King Hezekiah. This seal impression was found in 2010 in our sifting facility in Tzurim Valley, when we assisted…