Temple Mount Sifting Project- HaMasu'ot Lookout, Jerusalem

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Since 2004, the Temple Mount Sifting Project (TMSP) has been sifting soil destructively and illegally bulldozed from the Temple Mount. This atrocious destruction was committed by the Islamic Movement and the Muslim Waqf, with no archaeological supervision, in order to prevent the revelation of hundreds of thousands of important artifacts. These artifacts which would have otherwise been lost, attest to the First and Second Temple periods, the Byzantine period, and the Crusaders – historical periods that are not accessible for the archaeological research at the site of the Mount itself.

The TMSP was created in order to save as many ancient artifacts as possible from thousands of tons of debris, as well to conduct archaeological research in order to shed more light on the history of the Temple Mount: A place of significance to billions of people throughout the world.
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  • Our group found artifacts from 3,000 years ago, hundreds of years ago, and even some recent stuff. Yuval, our archaeologist, was knowledgeable and helpful. Easy for kids and adults. High...  more »
  • This was amazing! We got a beautiful view, a history lesson and hands on fun! You get to sift through buckets of land that were dug up from the Temple Mount. This land has never been gone through...  more »
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