Biblical Archaeology Review 42:6, November/December 2016

Relics in Rubble: The Temple Mount Sifting Project

By Gabriel BarkayZachi Dvira

Jerusalem’s Temple Mount is one of the world’s holiest sites; archaeological excavations are prohibited here. But, in November 1999, the Islamic trust that controls the Islamic structures on the site bulldozed a massive area in the southeastern corner of the Temple Mount and dumped the excavated debris into the Kidron Valley. Two archaeologists are running a pioneering project to wet-sift this debris to search for Temple Mount artifacts that have been concealed for centuries.
Join the BAS Library!

Already a library member? Log in here.

Institution user? Log in with your IP address.