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Live From Mughrabi Gate...
Indiana Jones it ain't, but the Israeli Antiquities Authority's three webcams at the controversial Mughrabi Gate dig went online today. Click below to watch.
The cameras will broadcast live footage on Internet of the archaeological excavations while work is underway from 6:30 am (0430 GMT) to 2:30 pm (1230 GMT) and will remain on in off hours as well, she told AFP.
Also, The Independent describes a Byzantine-era mosaic unearthed at the site.
UPDATE 6:21 p.m.: The sun's down in Jerusalem, but two of the three cameras show daylight.
UPDATE Feb. 16, 6:00 a.m.: It's the spotlights that caused the confusion in the previous update.
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keep wondering why Hasbra people aren't mentioning how the Waqf has been digging on temple mount damaging the archaeological record and the structural integrity of the temple mount. But why are we now actively hiding it?
"Baruch emphasized that the Antiquities Authority has never excavated or permitted any excavations in the area of the Temple Mount, due to its historical value"