An Archaeologist Describes Temple Mount Destruction

Joseph Lauer sent along a list of recent articles describing the on-going destruction of antiquities on the Temple Mount.  That list is below.  The one I want to highlight is the report by Zachi Zweig on the BAR website. Those interested in the more technical aspects of what exactly is being found/destroyed will appreciate the detailed information, photos, and the link to a video Zweig took. 

For those who don’t know, Zweig is the one who initiated the rescue dig of the Temple Mount debris dumped in the late 1990s (under the direction of G. Barkay).  These are sad days for those who love Jerusalem and the Temple Mount.

Other links include:


Arutz Sheva – IsraelNationalNews.com

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Policeman Assaulted Trying to Stop Illegal Temple Mount Dig


Arutz Sheva – IsraelNationalNews.com

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Archaeologists Issue Urgent Warnings Against Temple Mount Dig A video of the excavation by a
tractor is available at the Arutz Sheva site.



The Jerusalem Post Online Edition

Friday, August 31, 2007 0:23 – Updated Aug 31, 2007 0:23

Archaeologists: Muslim dig damaged Temple wall


AFP [c. Friday, 8/31/07]

Doubts over ‘second temple remains’ in Jerusalem

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=899374 [English]

http://www.haaretz.co.il/hasite/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=899498 [Hebrew, with pictures and

http://www.haaretz.co.il/hasite/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=899499 [Hebrew, the section concerning
the new artifacts discovered in sifting through earth removed from the Temple Mount] Ha’aretz
English Language Edition Friday, August 31, 2007 (Last update – 11:28 31/08/2007)

Archaeologists: Waqf dig endangering relics that may have been part of Temple


The Associated Press [c. Saturday, 9/1/07] Jerusalem Holy Site Dig Questioned There are seven
enlargeable pictures (with captions) at the site.


The Voice of America

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Israeli Archaeologists Say Muslims Damaged Relics at Jerusalem Holy Site Robert Berger’s report
can be heard (and downloaded) at http://urltea.com/1f7h and both can be clicked on at the VOA site.



Sunday, September 2, 2007

Muslims caught red-handed destroying Temple artifacts Archaeologists kept out as WND obtains
photo of pulverized antiquities at Judaism’s holiest site


Arutz Sheva – IsraelNationalNews.com

Monday, September 3, 2007

Remnants of the Second Temple Being Destroyed by Islamic Wakf A video of the excavation by a
tractor and a still picture are available at the Arutz Sheva site.



Thursday, September 6, 2007

Muslims bar WND from Temple dig

Archaeologists kept out as Islamic custodians pulverize antiquities A video of WND’s Aaron Klein
being barred from the trench site on the Temple Mount may be viewed at http://urltea.com/1f7g


2 thoughts on “An Archaeologist Describes Temple Mount Destruction

  1. That was a good description of what is going on the Temple Mount with lots of great photos by Zachi Zweig. Loved the part where the policeman jumped down into the trench.

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