How to Participate
Participation Visit to the Sifting Site
Participation in the Temple Mount Sifting Project is a two hour program which includes a 30 minutes introduction lecture and sifting guidance, 80 minutes of sifting and 10 minutes summary in which the guide explains the significance of the finds recovered by the group. Each bucket sifted contains artifacts from all historical periods of the Temple Mount.
The sifting work does not require a physical exertion and does not get participants dirty, but they may get wet. The work is done under a shelter during summer and inside a greenhouse during the rainy season. There is a free parking lot at the site.
The Sifting Project accepts participants of all facets of society, including small children (must be at least 3 feet high in order to reach the screens), elderly people, handicaps and even blind people.
For further information and activity booking please visit our information page at the City of David website.
Reaching the sifting site
The worksite is inside the Tzurim Valley National Park, which is on the southern slopes of Mt. Scopus, right below the Brigham Young University complex. There is direct access to the site by car through Atur Road – Ben Advayah Street, right above Ibrahamiah college.
People who intend to arrive by bus should take a bus that terminates at The Hebrew University on Mt. Scopus (Har Hazofim) and get off just before the university tunnel (with the guard after he checks the bus). There is a 10-15 minute walk along the road (Mazar St.) adjacent to the southern fence of the university. At the end of the road, turn right towards Beit Orot and the Brigham Young University, cross the road and continue until you see a brown sign that says “Tzurim Valley”. Go down the valley path until you see a large tent with the sign “Temple Mount Salvage Operation”.
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