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New Information from the Exposed Floors of the Dome of the Rock

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The carpets of the Dome of the Rock and Solomon’s Stables were recently replaced. Pictures that were taken this week of the exposed floor of the Dome of the Rock and the cave beneath it revealed new fascinating information.
Some old tiles were replaced and the work was done with no supervision of the Antiquities Authority who was not aware of it at all. The police did not bother to update them. Today they covered the floor with new carpets, and a once in a lifetime opportunity to scientifically document these unique floors was missed.
We’ll post more details on this later on.

One of several Opus Sectile Pavings that were exposed by removing carpets in the Dome of the Rock

One of several Opus Sectile Pavings that were exposed by removing carpets in the Dome of the Rock

Speaking Engagements in Our Upcoming tour to the U.S.A.

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We would appreciate it very much if any of you could mediate us with communities in the U.S. that would like to invite us to speak about our the Temple Mount Sifting Project in our upcoming tour to the U.S. You may use the information below:

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Archaeologists Dr. Gabriel Barkay and Zachi Dvira and other members of the Temple Mount Sifting Project in Jerusalem will be in the United States from mid-April until late-May updating groups on recent developments at the project and research of its finds. This project involves the sifting of 400 truckloads of soil saturated with archaeological artifacts from all periods in the history of Jerusalem which were removed from the Temple Mount and dumped in the nearby Kidron Valley in 1999. The finds that were gathered in the past ten years of sifting are the first ever archaeological data that has come from within the Temple Mount soil.   Click here for a short video about our project.

After working for over ten years to reveal the archeological secrets which were buried in the Temple Mount soil, we are at a critical stage of research and publication of hundreds of thousands of artifacts that have been uncovered.  The analysis and preparation of these finds for publication is an enormous task that requires diligence and the expertise of many scholars. Our goal is to publish a formal archaeological report on the Temple Mount finds, through which we will share our new understandings with the world.  Currently, we are lacking funds to complete this task.

We are currently arranging speaking engagements with interested individuals and potential donors at Community Centers in your area.  If you would be interested in this, please contact us at tmsifting@gmail.com.

For further information about the Temple Mount Sifting Project, please visit our weblog or our Facebook Page.
Zachi Dvira (Zweig)
Co-Director
Temple Mount Sifting Project
Email: tmsifting@gmail.com

Searching for Volunteers to Translate text into Variety of Languages

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We are searching for volunteers for translating English text into a variety of language, for a new crowd funding website. Its about 4000 words.
More languages the website will be available in, the wider international awareness to the project and the significance of the Temple Mount antiquities will be spread.
Volunteers may contact us at tmsifting@gmail.com

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