Emek Tzurim National Park

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Emek Tzurim National Park
עמק צורים
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Coordinates31°47′22″N 35°14′36″E / 31.78944°N 35.24333°E / 31.78944; 35.24333Coordinates: 31°47′22″N 35°14′36″E / 31.78944°N 35.24333°E / 31.78944; 35.24333
Area170,000 square metres

Emek Tzurim National Park (Hebrew: עמק צורים‎, lit. Valley of Flints) is a national park of Israel. It is located on the lower western slope of the Mount of Olives and Mount Scopus and the upper reaches of the Kidron Valley, and abuts the neighborhoods of Wadi al-Joz, At-Tur and Beit Orot, as well as the campus of Brigham Young University Jerusalem Center. On its northern side, the Park borders Highway 1 and is overlooked by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Mount Scopus campus. The grounds cover 170,000 square meters. During the years 2004—2017, the park housed the Temple Mount Sifting Project, where visitors participate in the sifting of soil from the Temple Mount. During 2017, the Temple Mount Sifting Project moved to a different locale, and the park now houses the Ancient Jerusalem Sifting Project, that sifts finds from various archaeological excavations within Jerusalem.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Emek Tzurim Archived 2010-02-12 at the Wayback Machine Mount of Olives