The Emek Tzurim Sifting Project | City Of David

The Emek Tzurim Sifting Project


This Hanukkah, uncover ancient treasure from the Temple Mount. The Emek Tzurim Sifting Project offers a fun-filled activity for the whole family that can be enjoyed in all weather conditions. 
A coin from the Temple period, an arrowhead from the Crusader period, a Mamluk mosaic stone- these are all examples of artifacts buried in the dirt that was removed from the Temple Mount. 
Be an archaeologist for a day and participate in a national project to save important artifacts from the Temple Mount.  Participants receive a fascinating few minute crash course on the history of the Temple Mount and the Temple before joining the staff in sifting through the rubble. 


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Essential Information 
Recommended ages: 6-70
  • Parking is available onsite and at the Beit Orot Parking Lot and the Hebrew University Parking lots.
  • You can find us on WAZE at “Zurim Valley National Park”.
  • One must descend numerous steps to reach the site. 

Price List Adult Child (5-18)
Temple Mount Sifting Project 24 NIS 16 NIS
Temple Mount Sifting Project Family Ticket 80 NIS. Includes entrance for 2 adults and 3 children. Other children enter free. (first degree relatives only  
Temple Mount Sifting Project + Valley Race Navigation Game 
130 NIS for a family of up to 8 participants
Opening Hours 
The hours of operation below pertain to the dates December 8-12, 2015/ 25 Kislev-2 Tevet. The activity is not offered on the Sabbath. 
Open 8:00am- 4:00pm. Ticket booth closes at 2:00pm
Guided activity in English at 9:00am and 12:00pm
Guided activity in Hebrew at 11:00am, 1:00pm and 2:00pm
Open 8:00am- 1:00pm. Ticket booth closes at 11:00am
Guided activity in English at 10:00am
Guided activity in Hebrew at 9:00am and 11:00am
  • Activity Length:  2 hours (approx)
  • The activity is appropriate for families with children and doesn’t require physical exertion. 


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