This act of archaeological desecration was followed by something wonderful: a group of individuals, headed by Professor Gaby Barkay and his student Zachi Dvira, organized the “Temple Mount Sifting Project”, whereby thousands of volunteers sift through the earth dumped by the bulldozers so as to retrieve priceless archaeological treasures from what many consider the holiest place on earth. Over 150,000 volunteers have participated so far. They have found arrow heads, coins and, even, an inscription bearing the name of a priest mentioned in the Book of Jeremiah! Now we can all help them publish their findings and continue their work.
How often do ordinary folk get to rebuild a temple?
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