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I am now a simple Grandpa who's life is made richer as each grandchild is born. My wife and I have raised five children and the 30 year love labor of raising them has begun to yield sweet fruit..... And then there are fruits of 30 years in ministry ... I am a satisfied old man full of the joy of the Lord.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

New Construction On The Temple Mount

The Muslims intend to build another minaret on the holiest site in the world. And there will be no supervision and no archaeological excavation before the building of the tower begins. How does this stuff happen? Dig anywhere else in Jerusalem and you will have to excavate first.

The photo above shows the temple mount and the existing four minarets are circled. The proposed new minaret will be installed next to the Golden Gate (see red arrow).

This is not the first time that the Muslims have done construction without any outside interference or excavation. They expanded and modernized the area of the mount called Solomon's Stables. Dump truck loads of debris was just dumped along side of a road. Only there do the archaeologists get to look at the material. Salvage archaeology of the most important mountain top in the world seems to me to be a little unreasonable.

Thanks to Bible Places Blog for this information.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

an article regarding the archaeological digs of the dumped dirt from the the temple mount.

4:18 PM, October 19, 2006  

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