Tag Archive for: find of the month

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Find and Finders of the Month: André and Daniela Lopes Found a Piece of a Stone Vessel

When we heard about the Temple Mount Sifting Project months before we planned our trip to Israel, we made sure to plan our participation. Being able to have the experience of touching such ancient and sacred materials was a unique opportunity!…

Find and Finder of the Month: Danielle Pinto of Florida found Another Cheater’s Game Die

“I really didn’t expect to find anything, but already in the first minute I found an amazing die!”, said Danielle Pinto of Florida after she found an ancient game die while sifting Temple Mount soil. A game die is always an exciting…

Find and Finder of the Month: Elroi Levi Found a Flint Side-Scraper

Sometimes, we simply don't know. The flint tool you see in this photo is really old. But just how much is "really old"?Let's take a step back to what we do know. Pictured here is Elroi Levi, who joined his dad at work one day during Passover…
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Find and Finder of the Month: Alexei Vishnyakov Found a Crusader Opus Sectile Tile

Alexei Vishnyakov from Russia uncovered evidence of Crusader tiling in the Temple Mount. We haven't had a "Find & Finder of the month" post for a while now. We're happy to report that we’re slowly coming out of the pandemic slump,…
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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…

Find and Finder of the Month: ‘LMLK’ Seal Impression, found by Eliya Danieli

The Danieli family is a familiar sight at the sifting site, returning every year at the start of the month of Av, to connect and feel the soil of the Temple Mount during the days in which the destruction of the Temple is remembered. But…
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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.…

Find and Finder of the Month: A Rare Gold Bead from the First Temple Period found by Binyamin Milt

Binyamin Milt from Jerusalem who found the Gold Bead. Because of the Covid-19 lockdown and restrictions over the past few months, it took a while until we managed to go over the multitude of artifacts found in the sifting over August. We…

Find & Finder of the Month: A Three-Weeks Coin Found by Matanya Hacohen

Like the rest of the world, we are still struggling with realities imposed on us by COVID-19, but we have been able to resume semi-normal activities at the sifting site, and together with them we are happy to resume our Find of the Month posts! Our…

Find & Finder of the Month: A Bulla of an Unknown Type, Discovered by the Schwartzes

This month we present you with Miriam and Elie Schwartz, of Philadelphia, PA, who found a small pottery shard, which may look unimportant at first glance (even to some of our seasoned archaeologists). However, on careful examination, some interesting…
Joe Putting with his find
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Find of the Month: Ancient Key Opens the Door to Mystery – Pastor Joe Putting

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 the Tzurim Valley. This month we are excited to announce the discovery of a fragment of an…
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.