Jerusalem

The Dome Of The Rock

Walking tour in Jerusalem

The Dome Of The Rock

The mosque was built in 691 by the Chalif Abed el Malek above the rock venerated by Muslims as the site from which Mohamed ascended to heaven. The Dome of the Rock is located at the center of a platform known in English as the Temple Mount and in Arabic as Al-Haram al-Sharif, or “the Noble Sanctuary”. It was constructed on the site of the Second Jewish Temple, which was destroyed during the Roman Siege of Jerusalem in 70 A.D.

Eran Ozeri

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