One of the most important archaeological projects in Israel today, the Temple Mount Sifting Project, has run out of money and been temporarily shut down. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his government should move quickly to fund the project until completion.Somebody needs to fund it. The Israeli Government would find the money well spent. But I wouldn't say no to funding from a wealthy philanthropist either.
For past PaleoJudaica posts on the Temple Mount Sifting Project, start here and follow the many, many links. For more on the current funding crisis, see here and here. My first post on the project was in 2005, shortly after it began.
The project's blog is here. For more background on it, see the About page.
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