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The Temple Mount Sifting Project Between the Straits

Since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, the sifting site at the Masu’ot Lookout has been perhaps the only archaeological site in the country that did not halt operations in response to the situation. With limited staff and local volunteers,…
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Temple Mount Sifting Project Symposium

In celebration of Jerusalem Day, the Temple Mount Sifting Project will conduct an on-line study session (via Zoom), with a series of lectures on the archaeology of Jerusalem and the Temple Mount, presented by the Sifting Project research team. Registration…
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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…

Not as you thought: The most significant archaeological work is in the lab and not at the dig…

Many people ask us, what kind of processing do we do on our material before publishing - and why does it take so long? For a quick answer, take a look at the photo below - it tells us a little about the donkeywork behind the processing of artifacts.…
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New Year for the Trees, New Life for Ancient Forgotten Beams

Happy Tu B’Shevat! Today is the Jewish new year for the trees which is celebrated annually on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Shevat. Customs vary, but many Jews will eat a new fruit they haven’t tried before or eat one (or all!) of…
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Mycenaean Imports Early in Jerusalem’s History

Our "Finds from the Lab" feature from our July Newsletter. Sign up now!
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Top 10 Topics from 5777

The Top 10 Topics YOU liked on our Facebook page. Finds, Videos, and More! Looking back on a great year.

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What should we film next in our Temple Mount tour video playlist?
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Solomon’s Stables: History and Destruction

Check out the new video about Solomon's Stables now the Al-Marwani Mosque. History and Destruction.
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Find of the Month: The Doric Survivor – TMSP Staff

Doric survivor gives glimpse into Second Temple monumental architecture.
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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,…

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…