Category Archives: Temple Mount

A smooth stone found in the Western Wall of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem

Nadav Shagrai wrote a lengthy article, called A Heart of Stone, in Israel Hayom about the amazing feat of tunneling deep underground along the foundations of the Western Wall by Eli Shukron and his team. This uncovering has undoubtedly increased our understanding … Continue reading

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2,000-year old chisel found near the Temple Mount

In today’s Ha’aretz newspaper, Nir Hasson reports on the finding of a chisel that dates back to the building of Herod’s Temple Mount. It was found at the base of the Western Wall, some 6 meters below the Herodian street. It certainly … Continue reading

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Newly released historic film collection includes scenes of the Holy Land

Israel’s History – a Picture a day announced that: The giant newsreel archive British Pathé, released its entire collection of 85,000 films to the public this week. The films, dating from 1896 to 1976, include hundreds of newsreels from Palestine prior … Continue reading

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New Discoveries on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem

I was alerted by Zachi Dvira of  The Temple Mount Sifting Project to new excavation activities on the Temple Mount: Recently, the ground level near the new generator room north of the raised platform was lowered by one foot. This … Continue reading

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The Temple Mount in the Washington Post

Yesterday, The Washington Post published an article on the Temple Mount. Muslims call it the Noble Sanctuary. Jews and Christians call it the Temple Mount. Built atop Mount Moriah in Jerusalem, this 36-acre site is the place where seminal events … Continue reading

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Underground Battle for the Temple Mount

In today’s Makor Rishon (Hebrew) newspaper, Arnon Segal published an article, called Otiot porchot be-avir (letters blossom in the air). Based on the diary of the Rabbi of the Western Wall, Rabbi Meir Yehuda Getz, he retells the story of the … Continue reading

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Jerusalem the Movie filmed in iMax 3D

About two years ago, we mentioned in a post that an epic movie about Jerusalem was being made in iMax format. As of August 16, this year, the movie has been released and will be distributed by National Graphic. It … Continue reading

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Second Annual Conference of Hekhal

Last year we attended the First annual conference of Hekhal: the Irish Society for the Ancient Near East that was held in Dublin, Ireland. This year, the second conference, entitled “Pilgrimage, Travel, and Cult” will be held on 24-26 May … Continue reading

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The Eastern Gate of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem

I am often approached by people that are under the impression that the Eastern Gate of the Temple Mount had to be directly opposite the entrance leading into the Holy Temple.  According to Middot 1.3, there was only one gate in … Continue reading

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The Arch of Titus Digital Restoration Project

In a previous post we reported on the The Arch of Titus Digital Restoration Project in Rome, led by Prof. Steven Fine, which has as its aim the scanning of the menorah panel for evidence of ancient color. Prof. Steven Fine noted … Continue reading

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