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Bejeweled

Research on glass Rings and Bracelets from the Temple Mount Sifting Project. We're bejeweled!
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Nuba Inscription Identifies Dome of the Rock with Jewish Temple

Ancient Arabic inscription bears witness to the fact that the Dome of the Rock structure was originally named 'Bayt al Maqdis' referring to "The Holy Temple."
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Archaeological Evidence of the Jewish Temples on the Temple Mount

Historical sources and selected artifacts given to show proof of the First and Second Jewish Temples on the Temple Mount. Jews and Christians have a real and documented relationship to the Temple Mount.
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Find of the Month: Dome of The Rock Inlay on Pearl – Hadassa Amiri

Mother of Pearl with engraving of the Dome of the Rock found by a volunteer at the Temple Mount Sifting Project.
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What a week!

What a week! Second Temple Floors explained at conferences in Jerusalem. Links to video and more info.
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Holy Cross Day

Sharing some of the crosses found by the Sifting Project that originated from the Temple Mount.
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Find of the Month: Mother of Pearl Bead and Inlay – Eitan & Amichai Strik

Two brothers find a mother of pearl bead and inlay. Mother of pearl pictures and history. What's it doing on the Temple Mount?
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Hillel Richman: Just a Slice of Humble Pie

Pottery researcher Hillel Richman studies Iron Age and First Temple pottery and loves rare finds. Staff spotlight of the month.
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Violence on the Temple Mount

This is going to be a very disturbing post about an incident that happened two days ago. A group of our researchers was attacked by officials while on an archaeological learning tour of the Temple Mount.
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Isn’t it nice to feel validated?

New images from the Dome of the Rock after renovations validate research. Crusader floors and patterns still in use today!
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Aaron Greener: It Figures: TMSP Staff are Experts in their Field

Aaron Greener has been part of the Temple Mount Sifting Project (TMSP) staff since the project's inception. He has held various positions over the years, but you may remember him as site archaeologist and guide, or fantastic lecturer.

Update from the Field

Could it have been used by the Knights Templar?