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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…
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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,…
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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…
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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…
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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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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…
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Top 10 Topics from 5777

The Top 10 Topics YOU liked on our Facebook page. Finds, Videos, and More! Looking back on a great year.

So a Congressman, a Senator, and an Archaeologist walk onto the Temple Mount...

Dr. Barkay gives Temple Mount tour to US politicians: on video.
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What do YOU want to know?

What should we film next in our Temple Mount tour video playlist?
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Virtual Tour of the Temple Mount

We are working to put our a full virtual tour of the Temple Mount as a YouTube playlist on our channel. Follow Sifting Project!
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Solomon's Stables: History and Destruction

Check out the new video about Solomon's Stables now the Al-Marwani Mosque. History and Destruction.
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The Doric Survivor

Doric survivor gives glimpse into Second Temple monumental architecture.