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The First International Academic Conference on New Studies in Temple Mount Research

We are happy to invite you to a unique and very special conference that we're taking part in launching - The First International Academic Conference on New Studies in Temple Mount Research. This is the first time that academic institutions…
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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: Yarden Shor discovered an 8th Century CE Arabic inscription

Yarder Shor with a fragment of a Kufic inscription. The find chosen for this month was discovered by Yarden Shor, 7 years old, from Jerusalem, who took part in the sifting project towards the end of this summer. She revealed a piece of a…
First Temple period arrowhead
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The History of the Temple Mount in 12 Objects: #2 The Early First Temple Period

Ladies and gentlemen, step right up and meet this month’s guest – the earliest piece of weaponry ever to be recovered from the Temple Mount: The arrowhead is made of bronze, in a flat, lanceolate shape, while the tang (the bit that gets…
Egyptian amulet
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The History of the Temple Mount in 12 Objects: #1 The Late Bronze Age

Hello everyone! As those of you who follow our newsletter know, the blog is about to embark on an exciting new journey: Inspired by the British Museum's A History of the World in 100 Objects, we will, over the course of the coming year, showcase…
Gabi and Zachi holding the special plaque
Mound of dumped Temple Mount soil.
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Update: Waqf Uses Ramadan to Violate Antiquities Law

As we explained in our last post, during the final week of Ramadan, the Muslim Waqf made use of the closure of the Temple Mount to all non-Muslims, and limited police presence, to move the remaining mounds of soil that were originally excavated,…
Mound of dumped Temple Mount soil.
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More Archaeological Destruction on the Temple Mount

More Archaeological Destruction on the Temple Mount and Damage to Dirt that should be Sifted in the Temple Mount Sifting Project was Disturbed A very serious incident occurred in the last few days on the Temple Mount. In the eastern part of…
Yeshurun schoolgirls sifting
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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 be…
Original maror leaves with First Temple pot rim overlay

A Day in the Life: Passover

Dear Diary, After a long trek, we finally made it to Jerusalem in time for Passover. There were streams of people on the roads and there is a festive feeling in the air. It is always an exciting time to come into Jerusalem. I can see the…
IAA photo of the exposed Temple beams
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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…
Doric column capital found in the sifting
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Find of the Month: The Doric Survivor – TMSP Staff

Doric survivor gives glimpse into Second Temple monumental architecture.