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Worthy Christian News » Temple Mount Archaeological Project Yields Unearthed Treasures

(Times of Israel / Worthy News)– For three of the world's faiths, the Temple Mount bears special sanctity and significance. For archaeologists, the 3,000-year-old holy site is both an El Dorado and a Holy Grail, for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict precludes a scientist's pick and shovel ever breaking its ground. But an improbable turn of events has allowed historians a glimpse into the monument's mighty bowels.

On the slopes below the Hebrew University's campus on Mount Scopus, archaeologists and volunteers sieve through heaps of earth that were removed from the Temple Mount in the 1990s, and seek to extract bits and pieces of Jerusalem’s long history. The soil they sift through is fill from the Temple Mount — truckloads of earth and detritus that, until the late 1990s, was packed into the gigantic 35-acre box on which the Dome of the Rock and al-Aqsa Mosque stand and Herod’s Temple once stood.

The Jerusalem Islamic Waqf, the institution overseeing the al-Aqsa Mosque compound, carried out excavations on the Temple Mount between 1996 and 1999 as part of the construction of a subterranean mosque in an area known as Solomon’s Stables. Tens of thousands of tons of dirt — roughly 400 truckloads — were excavated by heavy machinery, without the supervision of archaeologists, and were dumped outside the Old City.

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  • Tom Revalator
    7 June 2014 at 10:09 am - Reply

    Isaiah 45:3
    3‘And I shall give you the treasures of darkness and hoarded wealth of secret places, so that you know that I, יהוה, who are calling you by your name, am the Elohim of Yisra’ĕl.

  • Dennis Hibbard
    7 June 2014 at 12:23 pm - Reply

    Yerusalem? From every piece of paper making it Global. simply folded and cut Reveals whose it Is and for Whom hibbard124.com Omniscient Revealation

  • LK
    8 June 2014 at 12:22 pm - Reply

    Daniel 12:9
    And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.

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