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Gabi and Zachi holding the special plaque

Mourning and Gratitude

The three weeks of mourning are in full swing and Tisha B’Av, the fast day dedicated to remembering the destruction of the Jewish Temples, is fast approaching. It is a time for reflection about what the Temples and the Temple Mount means…
Mound of dumped Temple Mount soil.
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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,…
Mound of dumped Temple Mount soil.
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More Archaeological Destruction on the Temple Mount

More Archaeological Destruction on the Temple Mount and Damage to Dirt that should be Sifted in the Temple Mount Sifting Project was Disturbed A very serious incident occurred in the last few days on the Temple Mount. In the eastern part of…
Yeshurun schoolgirls sifting
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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 be…
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…
Mycenean painted potttery sherd
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Mycenaean Imports Early in Jerusalem’s History

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volunteers sifting
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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.
Map of the Temple Mount grounds
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Thoughts on the Jerusalem Conference

Important information shared related to our project. New discoveries.
Jennifer with mosaic stones in a bucket
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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!