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Gabi and Zachi holding the special plaque
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…
Frankie holding her reassembled Opus Sectile

International Women’s Day 2018

Girl Power at the Sifting Project! Today is International Women’s Day and I want to gloat about the amazing women working for the Temple Mount Sifting Project. We really have a special workplace because we have such a high percentage of…
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…
byzantine church mosaics
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Treasures in the British Mandate Archives

Happy International Archives Day! Archaeologists spend a lot of time working with the fresh material coming out of excavations, but equally important is an archaeologist’s understanding of what came before. We must know about previous excavations,…
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Jerusalem Day and the Six-Day War

Artifacts from the Temple Mount Sifting Project tell the story of the unification of Jerusalem during the Six-Day War.
Gabi with the holocaust torah scroll
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A Baby, a Cradle, and a Torah that survived the Holocaust

The story of how Dr. Barkay survived the Holocaust with the Torah scroll hidden in his cradle.
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Early Islamic Destruction Layer?

Artifacts from Early Islamic Period may be from 658 CE earthquake.
Finger-shaped fragment of Egyptian statue
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Is this Egyptian statue fragment the last artifact to be shared with you?

3500 year old Egyptian statue fragment found in Temple Mount soil?
St Joseph Spanish medal offered for sale on the internet in 2017
Beads found in the sifting project

Give Me Beads!

Happy Mardi Gras!
pottery lamp
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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.