Temple Mount Sifting Project

WHERE THE DIRT WAS. Much of the dirt for the Temple Mount Sifting Project comes from the large pit on the Temple Mount created to accommodate the new stairway down to the Al-Marwani Mosque (Solomon’s Stables) (see diagram). Using heavy machinery, the Waqf illegally dug the stairway without archaeological supervision. Much of the dirt was dumped into the nearby Kidron Valley.