Re: [biblical-studies] remains from the first temple period reported found on the Temple Mount
- For those who are following this, the Knesset State Control committee which
has responsibility for oversight of procedure of government operations had a
discussion last week about the possible destruction of antiquities on the
Temple Mount. At the end of the meeting, they voted to move the issue to the
review of the State Comptroller who will offer an opinion on the
entire matter of
the digging of antiquities on the Temple Mount.
The protocol of the meeting (Hebrew) can be found here:
Present at the meeting were archaeologists Yuval Baruch (district archaeologist
of Jerusalem for the IAA), Gabriel Barkai and Meir Ben-Dov, as well as Shuka
Dorfman, head of the IAA. Eilat Mazar was also invited but she doesn't appear
to speak during the meeting.
Aside from their statements on the topics, which are really
interesting, there are
also some interesting statements by Limor Livnat, who was in the past Minister
of Education and responsible for the IAA, and an architect who claims that when
the dig began two months ago, he found a segment of the Northern Wall of the
Temple, that was covered up the next day.