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It is important to respect the narratives of people today, but this needs to be in addition to, and not at the expense of, real history. It is also easier to find common ground when relating to each other through facts and history than solely through hard-won respect for beliefs and narratives.
This is why our goal is to research and better understand what actually happened on the Temple Mount, then share it with the world. We want to encourage educated discussion about this sensitive subject that includes facts and history in addition to the narratives that different cultures have built up over time and that define their current connection to this important and holy place. If you want to contribute to this mission, give to our research now.
Thank you! Your contribution helps support and further advance the research of the Temple Mount Sifting Project. It is our pleasure to send you an official thank you letter (by email) from our project directors.
Receive a PDF copy (via email) of our 40 page informative booklet about the project and the finds from the Temple Mount.
Receive our 40 page English booklet with full-color pictures. It describes the Temple Mount Sifting Project, the finds uncovered so far, and their importance to the understanding of the history of the Temple Mount.
Receive a sample of soil - remains from the sifting of the Temple Mount soil, after the stones and the archaeological artifacts were removed from it. This soil contains large concentration of ashes from the destruction of the Temple, which gives it its grayish texture (Shipping is limited to Israel only). Includes a certificate of authenticity by the project's archaeologists.
Get email updates about special finds BEFORE publication AND receive our quarterly newsletter. This gift is included in all the following gifts.
Receive your brass replica of the Second Temple Half-Shekel coin found by the Sifting Project. Two thousand years ago it was offered as a contribution for the Temple’s operation in accordance with the biblical commandment mentioned in Exodus 30:13. A person could give only half of what was needed and his neighbor's contribution would complete the donation. And so it is today, we could not hope to complete our work without your kind assistance. *Includes shipping
Receive a certificate of your membership, email updates about special finds before publication, subscription to our newsletter, and free admission to participate in the sifting for you and your family for one year. These gifts are included in all following gifts.
Receive your sterling silver artisan-crafted replica of the Second Temple Half-Shekel coin in a beautiful olive wood box. Two thousand years ago it was offered as a contribution for the Temple’s operation in accordance with the biblical commandment mentioned in Exodus 30:13. A person could give only half of what was needed and his neighbor's contribution would complete the donation. And so it is today, we could not hope to complete our work without your kind assistance. The price includes shipping fee. This gift is included in all the following gifts (not including the arrowheads).
We will send you an exact replica of an arrowhead that was found in the sifting and is dated to the days of the Maccabees. This is an amazing way to own a piece of history.
We will send you an exact replica of a very important arrowhead from the destruction of the First Temple. It was found in the sifting and was most likely used by the Babylonian army who destroyed the Temple. This is an amazing way to own a piece of history and of your heritage.
We will send you an exact replica of a rare arrowhead from the days of King Solomon that was found in the sifting project. This is an amazing way to own a piece of history.
Have a private Q&A phone conversation with Temple Mount archaeology expert, archaeologist Zachi Dvira.
Help us keep the sifting operation going by funding the cost of the sifting site facility and staff. Receive a sterling silver artisan-crafted replica of the Second Temple Half-Shekel coin Half-Shekel, and a VIP tour the next time you visit the sifting.
Have a private Q&A phone conversation with world expert in Biblical and Jerusalem archaeology, Dr. Gabriel Barkay.
The Temple Mount Sifting Project recovers about one coin a day, over 6000 coins to date. Historically, the first coins are from the early days of the Second Temple (the Persian period). The coins have many interesting details that help us understand the period in which they were used. Some even have inscriptions in ancient Hebrew.
Get a personal tour of our Research Lab with up to 5 of your friends and family by one of our senior staff members. See and touch our amazing and important artifacts first hand and have your questions answered by the experts. *Larger groups can be accommodated if you get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Receive a private or a group tour of the Temple Mount led by one of the Sifting Project’s directors; world experts on Temple Mount archaeology. Hear of the finds which changed our understanding of the Temple Mount history.
Make a difference for hundreds of israeli school kids by sponsoring a school and bringing the Temple Mount Sifting Project to them! This covers 3 full days of sifting AND classes about the history of the Temple Mount as part of our new mobile sifting program.
You will get your name published in the publication as well as the opportunity to be in direct contact with the researchers working on your chapter. Click for more information.