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Find of the Month: Ancient Key Opens the Door to Mystery

Along with the resumption of the sifting we decided also to revive our Find of the Month posts, fondly remembered from our years of sifting at Tzurim Valley. This month we are excited to announce the discovery of a fragment of an ancient…
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Our New, State-of-the-Art Greenhouse!

We're excited to announce that our host at the Mitzpe HaMasuot Site has finished building our new, state-of-the-art greenhouse! Due to our location next to the peak of Mount Scopus, we have noticed that the winds have gotten quite strong as…
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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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Send Us Your Pictures

Hello everyone! Do you have pictures from your visit to the sifting site or the research lab? Cute pictures of your kids, awesome pictures of you holding what you found, great pictures of you smiling with Dr. Barkay? Well, we want them! We…
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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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Early Islamic Destruction Layer?

Artifacts from Early Islamic Period may be from 658 CE earthquake.
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How Much Does It Weigh?

Possible First Temple scale weight found on Temple Mount
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Aren't You Dying To Know?

Fantastic new find from the Temple Mount Sifting Project. #Findofthemonth
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It's All Fun and Games!

Family finds bone astragolos from the game knucklebones at the Sifting Project! Find of the Month!
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Channukkah Miracles at the Sifting Project

Video with Zachi Dvira talking about the symbolic finds of the first year of the Sifting Project.

Find of the Month: A Fragment from a Crusader Capital

Crusader period column fragment found by volunteer. Video of the layout of the Temple Mount during the Crusader period.
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Find of the Month: October

Two sisters found the leg of an Iron Age figurine at the Temple Mount Sifting Project.