Tourist Tip #210 The Temple Mount Sifting Project

Construction of a mosque at the site left a pile of debris to be gone through. This is political archaeology at its best.

We’re all familiar with the old Chinese curse, "You should live in interesting times." As a tour guide in Israel, I often see my clients mouthing the words "How very interesting!" as I describe a hotly contested site or issue, while what they are really thinking is "Thank God I don’t live here!"