This video that was broadcast on Israel Channel 2 – Ulpan Shishi was watched by more than a million Israeli viewers just on Facebook. We’ve added English captions to make it available for viewers all over the world.
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.
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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. This gift is included in all the following gifts.
A souvenir of remains from the sifting of the Temple Mount soil, after the stones and the archaeological artifacts were removed from it. This soil contains large amount of ashes from the destruction of the Temple, which gives it its current grayish texture (Shipping is Limited only to Israel).
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.
A donation with no gift which shows your simple solidarity with the cause of the project.
Receive an official Temple Mount Sifting Project T-Shirt.
Get email updates about special finds BEFORE publication AND receive our quarterly newsletter. This gift is included in all 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 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.
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.
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.
Through pottery analysis, we can obtain information about the nature of activity on the Temple Mount during each period. The pottery can be dated by analyzing the materials and the shape of the vessel. Hundreds of thousands of fragments of pottery vessels were discovered in the sifting. Much of it is from the time of the First and Second Temples.
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 email@example.com.
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.
Sponsor one day of sifting in our new mobile program bringing the Temple Mount Sifting Project to communities and schools across Israel.
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.
Dozens of seal impressions from biblical periods were found in the sifting. Some of them require thorough research to decipher the designs and inscriptions and tell us about the people who used them and why.
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.
We will facilitate a weekend scholar-in-residence program in your community tailored to your interests. Your community will also have access to our “friends” only newsletter.