1. the last time the Arabs dug out around the Mount, they damned near collapsed the Mosque. Engineers had to be brought in to shore up the foundation. 2. Historically speaking, the value of any and all artifacts are of equal importance to the world. With out bias of either religion. 3. There are wackjobs in all religions, not just Christians. May I refer you to the wackjob jihadists for proof of my statement. 4. Yes, it is deplorable that history, pieces of it, will be lost to future generations. Thank you for listening to me.
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from the article: Waqf Temple Mount excavation raises archaeologists' protests