This video was filmed on the third day of the construction of a trench in the Dome of the Rock exterior platform (The location of the biblical temple). The bedrock and the archaeological remains at part of the location of the trench are just 2-3 feet deep. The trench itself at some points reached the depth of 2.5 feet.
The video was taken at the end of this construction after the trench was refilled again.The police prevented us from picking up any artifacts or from even bending over the soil to examine the artifacts closely. In the video a police men is sent over Dr. Eilat Mazar to make sure she won't pick up any archaeological artifacts, all at a time while a small tractor maneuvers the earth with no supervision.
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