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Temple Mount Sifting Project Unveils Artifacts from the Time of David


Added 07-09-19 02:38:02am EST - “Jerusalem's Temple Mount has never been excavated, at least publicly. ?” - Www1.cbn.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Www1.cbn.com: “Temple Mount Sifting Project Unveils Artifacts from the Time of David”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

However, an illegal construction project twenty years ago led to discoveries about its ancient past. 

In 1999, the Islamic group responsible for the Temple Mount began construction on a large underground mosque.  They broke a law prohibiting unauthorized construction, and during the project dumped tons of debris into the Kidron Valley. 

Israeli archaeologists began sifting through the debris in 2005 in hopes of finding artifacts that point back to the Jewish temple that once stood in Jerusalem.

“The Temple Mount Sifting Project is an archeological adventure whose purpose is to find the empirical proof of what was on the Temple Mount thousands of years ago,” Shlomo Zwickler from American Friends of Beit Orot told CBN News.

Throughout its history, more than a quarter of a million volunteers have worked on the sifting project making it the largest archeological project in history. 

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