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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,…

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…
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Find of the Month: Dome of The Rock Inlay on Pearl – Hadassa Amiri

Mother of Pearl with engraving of the Dome of the Rock found by a volunteer at the Temple Mount Sifting Project.
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Jennifer Greene: Staff Spotlight: September

I love writing the Staff Spotlight segments because I get to share with you the wonderful people I get to work with every day. Also dice and Jerusalem archaeology!
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What a week!

What a week! Second Temple Floors explained at conferences in Jerusalem. Links to video and more info.
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Holy Cross Day

Sharing some of the crosses found by the Sifting Project that originated from the Temple Mount.
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Find of the Month: Mother of Pearl Bead and Inlay – Eitan & Amichai Strik

Two brothers find a mother of pearl bead and inlay. Mother of pearl pictures and history. What's it doing on the Temple Mount?
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What is this?

Join our Unidentified Finds website and help us research special items.
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Beverly Ungar: Archaeology – A Lifetime of Love

“This is a perfectly wonderful, normal, regular stone. Well done!” Have you seen one of our green-shirted staff members patiently teaching one of our youngest volunteers? This was probably Beverly.
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Isn’t it nice to feel validated?

New images from the Dome of the Rock after renovations validate research. Crusader floors and patterns still in use today!
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Aaron Greener: It Figures: TMSP Staff are Experts in their Field

Aaron Greener has been part of the Temple Mount Sifting Project (TMSP) staff since the project's inception. He has held various positions over the years, but you may remember him as site archaeologist and guide, or fantastic lecturer.

Update from the Field

Could it have been used by the Knights Templar?