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Analysis of Clay Sealings Revealed Evidence of the Temple Treasury and the Royal Treasury of the Kingdom of Judah in the First Temple Period

Is not this laid up in store with Me, sealed up in My treasuries?Deut. 32:34 A study we have conducted on dozens of clay sealings recovered in sifting of Temple Mount soil and in excavations at the Ophel Park (adjacent to the Southern Wall…
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– Call for Papers –

- Call for Papers - The First International Academic Conference on New Studies in Temple Mount Research No other site in the world evokes so many feelings, yearnings, curiosity, and as much public interest as the Temple Mount. A mere…
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Find and Finder of the Month: Ivory Legs Found by Lev Simcha Levi

It has been quite challenging over the past year to keep posting a Find of the Month article each on a consistent basis, considering the slow pace of the sifting  due to the numerous lockdowns and Covid-19 regulations and restrictions.…
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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…
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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…
Mycenean painted potttery sherd
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Mycenaean Imports Early in Jerusalem’s History

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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.