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Rare Egyptian Amulet Bearing Name of Ancient Pharaoh Found in Earth Discarded from Temple Mount

As the Jewish holiday of Passover quickly approaches, we have has released new information about an amazing find: an amulet bearing the name of Egyptian King Thutmose III. Our story is being shared by news agencies across the world including…
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Awaqf Casting Concrete into Ancient Sewage Tunnel

Again, the Awaqf allowed construction at the Temple Mount without any archaeological supervision. This time it was just south to the Dome of the Rock where concrete was cast into an ancient sewage tunnel at the southern edge of the raised platform.…
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Regarding the Reports about Ancient Wooden Beams being Burnt in the Temple Mount

Earlier this week there were some reports in the media about Arabs burning “First Temple Cedars of Lebanon.” These reports were based more on assumptions than facts. The facts are that the stack of wooden beams that was lying on the ground…

Highlights from our Exhibition and Presentation at the 13th Annual Studies of Ancient Jerusalem Conference

On the evening of Thursday, September 6, 2012, the City of David hosted the 13th Annual Studies of Ancient Jerusalem Conference presented by the Megalim Institute. The program began with an open house including free tours throughout the City…

Analyzing Prevalent Finds from the Temple Mount Using Control Groups

      One of the major tasks in our project is to develop ways of overcoming the absence of an archaeological context for the artifacts.  A common method to address this obstacle is to date and study artifacts using typology.  That is,…