If you’re looking for a unique activity for the whole family and all ages, the special sifting activity of the Temple Mount is an excellent idea for you!
A unique and fascinating experience, that allows you to hold the story of the Temple Mount in your very hands.
All members of the family will try themselves in real archaeological work, becoming real-life archaeologists who are seeking historical relics in the soil.
HOW THE ACTIVITY GOES?
You’ll listen to the story of the soil you’ll be sifting.
It was removed from the Temple Mount site in the dead of night, and now you’d look for archaeology in it.
The Temple Mount was such an important place with a rich history. Remnants of it can be found in every fistful of dirt – jewelry, seal prints, ancient weapons, decorated flooring tiles from the Temple, and countless other special items that will fill up the pages of history.
And you and your family can contribute to that.
Over 200,000 people have already taken part in the sifting work, with thousands of diverse remains uncovered – the names of each person who found them were marked as well, being mentioned in the media in Israel and around the world.
SO WHAT’S THE STORY IN A NUTSHELL?
It all started in 1999 when illegal construction work on the Temple Mount was initiated by the Muslim Waqf.
To protect the historical value of the soil, huge amounts of earth containing archaeological remains of the temple were excavated and evacuated to Kedron Creek.
Since the Temple Mount is inaccessible for archaeological excavation, sifting the dirt removed from it provides a rare opportunity to uncover the archaeological treasures that remained hidden in the mountain’s soil.
Is the idea of discovering items of Jewish history excite you?
Take the role of an archaeologist for a day and help save and uncover ancient relics from the most important site in the heritage of the People of Israel!