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Complete Pandemonium Towards the Jerusalem Day Exhibit

Hey there, Ladies and Gents! So, the lab is in complete pandemonium and we have been working around the clock to prepare the Jerusalem Day exhibit. When we scheduled the opening of the new sifting site to the first Sunday in June, we were…
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Goodbye Jenn!

To all of our supporters and follower and lovers of archaeology, There comes a time in every person’s career where they have to take a new opportunity even if it means leaving a place and people that they love. Unfortunately for me, that…
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International Women's Day 2018

Girl Power at the Sifting Project! Today is International Women’s Day and I want to gloat about the amazing women working for the Temple Mount Sifting Project. We really have a special workplace because we have such a high percentage…
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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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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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A Baby, a Cradle, and a Torah that survived the Holocaust

The story of how Dr. Barkay survived the Holocaust with the Torah scroll hidden in his cradle.
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Zachi Dvira: How Did We Get Here?

A look into the life of director Zachi Dvira
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TMSP Terracotta Figurines in the Ira and Ingeborg Rennert Conference of New Studies of Jerusalem

TMSP figurine assemblage may be related to a Judahite rejection of outside influences during the Iron Age II, which found it greatest manifestation in the cultic and national center on the Temple Mount.
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Making Seal Impressions

How we made the seal impressions from our 10th century BCE stamp seal
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Peretz Reuven: Islamic History Recorded

Staff Spotlight hits Peretz Reuven, expert in Early and Late Islamic Cultural Heritage
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Nuba Inscription Identifies Dome of the Rock with Jewish Temple

Ancient Arabic inscription bears witness to the fact that the Dome of the Rock structure was originally named 'Bayt al Maqdis' referring to "The Holy Temple."