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With the Dome of the Rock as a backdrop, volunteers sifted through earth illegally excavated from Jerusalem’s Temple Mount while expanding an entrance to an underground mosque. Among the finds- a Hasmonean-era coin inscribed “Jonathan, High Priest, friend of the Jews.”

“Sifting the Temple Mount Dump; Finds from First Temple Period to Modern Times,” BAR Jul-Aug 2005.