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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…
Nicole Perez with her find
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Find of the Month: How Much Does it Weight? – Nicolle Perez

Possible First Temple scale weight found on Temple Mount
Murex seashell found in the sifting
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Find of the Month: Aren’t You Dying To Know? – The Singer Family

Fantastic new find from the Temple Mount Sifting Project. #Findofthemonth
bone playing piece
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Find of the Month: It’s All Fun and Games! – Bar Yosef Family

Family finds bone astragolos from the game knucklebones at the Sifting Project! Find of the Month!
John and the column fragment

Find of the Month: A Fragment from a Crusader Capital – John Walker & Timothy Ressler

Crusader period column fragment found by volunteer. Video of the layout of the Temple Mount during the Crusader period.
Figurine fragment or Naya Korshaya
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Find of the Month: Figurine Fragment – Or & Naya Korshaya

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