The Temple Mount Sifting project began 20 years ago when the Islamic Waqf illegally removed 9,000 tons of soil from the Jewish Temple Mount, which contained a plethora of artifacts spanning thousands of years.
The Land of Israel constantly reveals hidden treasures, testifying to its rich history and the Jewish people's longstanding ties to the land. This time, archaeologists discovered on the Temple Mount coins minted by the Jewish people.
To date, approximately 600 colored stone floor tile segments have been discovered, with many of them dated to the Herodian Second Temple period. The Temple Mount Sifting Project was established in response to the illegal removal of tons of antiquities-rich earth from the Temple Mount by the Islamic Waqf.