Can you find out about ‘The Dome of Rock’ in Jerusalem?

Homework

Look at these amazing images that show us ‘The Dome Of Rock’ in Jerusalem.

Can you find our where Jerusalem is in the world?

What is ‘The Dome Of The Rock’?

What thoughts do you have about this magnificent monument?

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  1. April 28, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    Israel is next to Egypt Jordan and Syria I have a photo on my blog I will put it up very soon.

    I think that this is an amazing place because it can be seen all over Jerusalem and I live all the mosaics inside of the dome.

    I have found some info on the Dome of the Rock
    Fast Facts

    Location: Jerusalem, Israel
    Religion: Islam
    Built: 687-691

    I have even found Visitor information for you invade you want to visit the done of the rock.

    The Dome of the Rock is open for daily visits between 08:30 to 15:00.

    As of now, only Muslims are allowed to visit the shrine.

    Interesting facts

    The Dome of the Rock is built on the place where, according to Muslim’s belief, Muhammad ascended to heaven.
    The Dome is built on the place where, according to Jews, Abraham offered Isaac as a sacrifice.
    The Dome is octagonal in shape.
    Its most distinct feature is the gold dome.
    The Dome of the Rock is the oldest Islamic building to survive.
    Mrs Joyce why did you chose this for our homework what made it so interesting?

    I hope this helps Mrs Joyce. 🙂

  2. April 29, 2013 at 6:08 am

    The Dome of the Rock is the oldest Islamic monument that stands today and certainly one of the most beautiful. It also boasts the oldest surviving mihrab (niche indicating the direction of Mecca) in the world.The sacred rock over which the Dome of the Rock is built was considered holy before the arrival of Islam. Jews believed, and still believe, the rock to be the very place where Abraham prepared to sacrifice Isaac (an event which Muslims place in Mecca). In addition, the Dome of the Rock (or the adjacent Dome of the Chain) is believed by many to stand directly over the site of the Holy of Holies of both Solomon’s Temple and Herod’s Temple.

    The Dome of the Rock was built by the Umayyad caliph Abd al-Malik from 688 to 691 AD. It was not intended to be a mosque, but a shrine for pilgrims. According to tradition, the Dome of the Rock was built to commemorate Muhammad’s ascension into heaven after his night journey to Jerusalem (Qur’an 17). But there seems to have been more to it than this, since the Dome of the Ascension was later built nearby.

    Actually, according to the Oxford Archaeological Guide to the Holy Land, “Abd al-Malik’s purpose was more complex and subtle.” He wished to erect a beautiful Muslim building that could compete with the majestic churches of Christendom and would be a symbolic statement to both Jews and Christians of the superiority of the new faith of Islam. “His building spoke to Jews by its location, to Christians by its interior decoration.” [1]

    In the 10th century, the Jerusalem visitor Mukaddasi wrote of the magnificent structure:

    By the 11th century, several legends had developed concerning the Dome of the Rock and its sacred stone, including the following:

    In the Middle Ages, Christians and Muslims both believed the dome to be the biblical Temple of Solomon. The Knights Templar made their headquarters there during the Crusades and later patterned their churches after its design. [4]

    The exterior mosaics that once adorned the Dome of the Rock suffered from exposure to Jerusalem winters. They were repaired in the Mamluk period, and then completely replaced with tiles by Sulieman the Magnificent in 1545. At the same time, he created the parapet wall with its intricate inscription by filling up the thirteen small arches that originally topped each facade. The windows of the Dome of the Rock date from this period as well. The tiling was completely replaced in the last major restoration in 1956-62.
    The extraordinary visual impact of the Dome of the Rock is in part due to the mathematical rhythm of its proportions. All the critical dimensions are related to the center circle that surrounds the sacred stone. For example, each outer wall is 67 feet long, which is exactly the dome’s diameter and exactly its height from the base of the drum.

    The same principles were used in Byzantine churches of Italy, Syria, and Palestine, but none compare to the integration of plan and elevation seen in the Dome of the Rock.

    The great golden dome that crowns the Dome of the Rock was originally made of gold, but was replaced with copper and then aluminum. The aluminum is now covered with gold leaf, a donation from the late King Hussein of Jordan.The dome is topped by a full moon decoration which evokes the familiar crescent moon symbol of Islam. It is aligned so that if you could look through it, you would be looking straight towards Mecca.

    The beautiful multicolored Turkish tiles that adorn the shrine’s exterior are faithful copies of the Persian tiles that Suleiman the Magnificent added in 1545 to replace the damaged originals. The lower half of the exterior is white marble.The Arabic inscription around the octagonal part of the Dome of the Rock are verses from the Qur’an. The inscription dates from the renovation under Suleiman. The tiled area just below the golden dome is the drum. Its glazed tiles were made in Turkey, and its Arabic inscription tells of the Night Journey of Muhammad as described in the Qur’an.

  3. Jake M
    April 29, 2013 at 7:22 am

    Jerusalem is located west from Iraq, north east of Egypt and north of Saudi Arabia. The d]Dome of Rock was built in 685-691.
    It was for religious beliefs. Today it is the top notch place to visit in Jerusalem.
    during the middle ages people fought wave of soldiers protecting the Dome, because they thought they were going to destroy the Dome, but they were just burying one of their greatest leaders, and they were told not to damage the Dome of Rock. The Dome of Rock is a fantastic sight for everyone, and I highly hope I go to the Dome of Rock one day.
    -J:)

  4. Jake M
    April 29, 2013 at 7:23 am

    Jerusalem is located west from Iraq, north east of Egypt and north of Saudi Arabia. The d]Dome of Rock was built in 685-691.
    It was for religious beliefs. Today it is the top notch place to visit in Jerusalem.
    during the middle ages people fought wave of soldiers protecting the Dome, because they thought they were going to destroy the Dome, but they were just burying one of their greatest leaders, and they were told not to damage the Dome of Rock. The Dome of Rock is a fantastic sight for everyone, and I highly hope I go to the Dome of Rock one day.
    -J 🙂

  5. Natashae
    April 29, 2013 at 7:24 am

    Jerusalem is one of the oldest cities in the world. It is located in the center of Israel, and is also the capital city. It is considered the holiest city in the world, and is important to the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim faiths. You can find more information here: http://www.biblewalks.com/Sites/Jerusale

  6. Shinglesstyles12
    April 29, 2013 at 7:38 am

    The dome of the Rock shrine, with a large golden dome and an octagon structure, was built in 691AD, and named after Khalif Omar. The rock is, according to Muslim tradition, the spot where prophet Mohamed ascended to heaven. According to Jewish tradition, the rock was the center of Holy of Holiest, the center point of God’s dwelling and the creation of the world. It is one of the most beautiful and enduring shrines in the World, and remained almost untouched throughout the years.

  7. Ben H
    April 29, 2013 at 8:14 am

    The most famous Islamic site in Jerusalem is the Dome of the Rock. An impressive and beautiful edifice, the Dome of the Rock can be seen from all over Jerusalem. It is the crowning glory of the Haram es-Sharif or Temple Mount.

    The Dome of the Rock is not a mosque, but a Muslim shrine. Like the Ka’ba in Mecca, it is built over a sacred stone. This stone is believed to be the place from which the Prophet Muhammad ascended into heaven during his Night Journey to heaven.

    The Dome of the Rock is the oldest Islamic monument that stands today and certainly one of the most beautiful. It also boasts the oldest surviving mihrab (niche indicating the direction of Mecca) in the world.

    History

    The sacred rock over which the Dome of the Rock is built was considered holy before the arrival of Islam. Jews believed, and still believe, the rock to be the very place where Abraham prepared to sacrifice Isaac (an event which Muslims place in Mecca). In addition, the Dome of the Rock (or the adjacent Dome of the Chain) is believed by many to stand directly over the site of the Holy of Holies of both Solomon’s Temple and Herod’s Temple.

    The Dome of the Rock was built by the Umayyad caliph Abd al-Malik from 688 to 691 AD. It was not intended to be a mosque, but a shrine for pilgrims. According to tradition, the Dome of the Rock was built to commemorate Muhammad’s ascension into heaven after his night journey to Jerusalem but there seems to have been more to it than this, since the Dome of the Ascension was later built nearby.

    “Abd al-Malik’s purpose was more complex and subtle.” He wished to erect a beautiful Muslim building that could compete with the majestic churches of Christendom and would be a symbolic statement to both Jews and Christians of the superiority of the new faith of Islam. “His building spoke to Jews by its location, to Christians by its interior decoration.”

    In the 10th century, the Jerusalem visitor Mukaddasi wrote of the magnificent structure:

    By the 11th century, several legends had developed concerning the Dome of the Rock and its sacred stone, including the following:

    In the Middle Ages, Christians and Muslims both believed the dome to be the biblical Temple of Solomon. The Knights Templar made their headquarters there during the Crusades and later patterned their churches after its design.

    The exterior mosaics that once adorned the Dome of the Rock suffered from exposure to Jerusalem winters. They were repaired in the Mamluk period, and then completely replaced with tiles by Sulieman the Magnificent in 1545. At the same time, he created the parapet wall with its intricate inscription by filling up the thirteen small arches that originally topped each facade. The windows of the Dome of the Rock date from this period as well. The tiling was completely replaced in the last major restoration in 1956-62.

    What to See

    The extraordinary visual impact of the Dome of the Rock is in part due to the mathematical rhythm of its proportions. All the critical dimensions are related to the center circle that surrounds the sacred stone. For example, each outer wall is 67 feet long, which is exactly the dome’s diameter and exactly its height from the base of the drum.

    The same principles were used in Byzantine churches of Italy, Syria, and Palestine, but none compare to the integration of plan and elevation seen in the Dome of the Rock.

    The great golden dome that crowns the Dome of the Rock was originally made of gold, but was replaced with copper and then aluminum. The aluminum is now covered with gold leaf, a donation from the late King Hussein of Jordan.

    The dome is topped by a full moon decoration which evokes the familiar crescent moon symbol of Islam. It is aligned so that if you could look through it, you would be looking straight towards Mecca.

    The beautiful multicolored Turkish tiles that adorn the shrine’s exterior are faithful copies of the Persian tiles that Suleiman the Magnificent added in 1545 to replace the damaged originals. The lower half of the exterior is white marble.

    The Arabic inscription around the octagonal part of the Dome of the Rock are verses from the Qur’an. The inscription dates from the renovation under Suleiman. The tiled area just below the golden dome is the drum. Its glazed tiles were made in Turkey, and its Arabic inscription tells of the Night Journey of Muhammad as described in the Qur’an.

    Inside the shrine, an arched wall called the octagonal arcade or inner octagon follows the exterior shape. An open space between this and the central circle forms the inner ambulatory around the Rock, carpeted in lush red. The area between the inner octagon and outer octogan (exterior wall) forms a smaller, outer ambulatory, carpeted in green. The two ambulatories recall the ritual circular movement of pilgrims around the Ka’ba in Mecca.

    The cupola, the interior of the great golden dome, features elaborate floral decorations in red and gold, as well as various inscriptions. The main inscription in the cupola commemorates Saladin, who sponsored extenstive restoration work on the building.

    The mosaics of the interior feature both realistic and stylized representations of vegetation and related themes (Muslim law forbids the representation of living beings in art). The mosaics evoke an exotic garden, perhaps the gardens of Paradise. Rich jewelry is also depicted in abundance, including breastplates, necklaces, and a Persian crown with features gathered at the base. The caliph Omar had conquered Persia in 637, and the mosaics symbolize the Persian crowns he sent to hang in Mecca.

    The founding inscription is a monumental 240-meter long line of Kufic script running along the top of both sides of the octagonal arcade inside the Dome of the Rock. On the outer side of the arcade, the inscription quotes Quranic verses glorifying God.

    On the eastern side, an inscription gives credit for the building’s construction to the Abbasid caliph al-Mamun in the year 72 AH (691 AD). However, al-Mamun reigned from 813-33 AD, so the inscription clearly represents an Abbasid effort to claim credit for the achievement of the previous dynasty.

    Much of the inscription on the inner side of the octagonal arcade exhorts Christians to depart from error of the Trinity and recognize the truth of Islam:

    The columns supporting the inner octagon and the center circle are of different sizes; they were recycled from previous structures. The crosses on some show them to have been taken from churches. The carved ceilings on either side of the inner octagon were not part of the original design; they first appeared in the 14th century and have been restored since then. The Mamluk star is the dominant motif.

    The small, flat mihrab (niche showing the direction of Mecca) belongs to the original building, and is the oldest mihrab preserved in the Islamic world. The wooden screen around the sacred rock was donated by the Ayyubid sultan al-Aziz in 1198. The Crusaders protected the rock from relic-snatching pilgrims by erecting a wrought-iron screen between the columns of the circle; it remained in place until 1960 and is now on display in the Islamic Museum.

    The sacred rock that is the central focus of the shrine is a large, ancient rock that may have once stood in the center of Solomon’s Temple. For Jews, it is the rock on which Abraham prepared to sacrifice Isaac. For Muslims, it is the rock from which Muhammad’s winged horse leapt into the sky, accompanied by the Archangel Gabriel, on the “Night Journey” into heaven (Qur’an 17). The rock is said to bear the horse’s imprint. Muslim tradition holds that an angel will come to the rock to sound the trumpet call of the Last Judgment at the end of the world.

    The reliquary next to the rock dates from the Ottoman period and contains a hair of Muhammad’s beard.

    The cavity beneath the rock, accessible by a staircase near the south entrance, is known as Bir el-Arwah, the “Well of Souls.” It is said that here the voices of the dead mingle with the falling waters of the lower rivers of paradise as they drop into eternity.

    Another legend says that the dead meet here twice a month to pray. In earlier days, those who prayed here after having walked around the rock were given a certificate entitling them admission to paradise; it was to be buried with them.

  8. Ashlee :)
    April 29, 2013 at 9:54 am

    WHERE IS JERUSALEM?

    Israel is located in the Middle East. Israel resides near the Mediterranean sea, and has many beautiful beaches thanks to that. It is surrounded by Arab countries only.
    Jerusalem is the capital of Israel and is one of the oldest and holiest cities in the world. Jerusalem is located pretty much in the center of Israel – it is located in the Judean Mountains, between the Mediterranean Sea and the Dead Sea. Jerusalem has a population of over 750,000 residents

    WHAT IS THE DOME OF ROCK?

    Dominating the skyline of Jerusalem, a landmark without doubt, is the beautiful shrine of the Dome of the Rock. Built on a platform over the rock of Mt. Moriah more than 1300 years ago by the Muslim Umayyad Caliph Abdul Malek bin Marwan, the shrine was completed in 691 AD, 6 years after building commenced. It is a shrine in Al-Aqsa Mosque commemorating the Prophet Mohammad’s miraculous journey to the Seven Heavens.

    Eight stairways with arcades lead to the raked platform of the Dome of the Rock. There is a sun dial atop the centre top archway, accurate to within five minutes of the actual time.

    The shrine holds 1,500 people at prayer. Men and women pray in different sections in accordance with Muslim tradition. For Friday noon prayers (Al-Asr), the Dome of the Rock is for women only
    The most famous Islamic site in Jerusalem is the Dome of the Rock. An impressive and beautiful edifice, the Dome of the Rock can be seen from all over Jerusalem. It is the crowning glory of the Haram es-Sharif (“Noble Sanctuary”), or Temple Mount.

    The Dome of the Rock is not a mosque, but a Muslim shrine. Like the Ka’ba in Mecca, it is built over a sacred stone. This stone is believed to be the place from which the Prophet Muhammad ascended into heaven during his Night Journey to heaven.

    The sacred rock that is the central focus of the shrine is a large, ancient rock that may have once stood in the centre of Solomon’s Temple. For Jews, it is the rock on which Abraham prepared to sacrifice Isaac. For Muslims, it is the rock from which Muhammad’s winged horse leapt into the sky, accompanied by the Archangel Gabriel, on the “Night Journey” into heaven (Qur’an 17). The rock is said to bear the horse’s imprint. Muslim tradition holds that an angel will come to the rock to sound the trumpet call of the Last Judgment at the end of the world

    WHAT THOUGHTS DO YOU HAVE ON THIS MAGNIFICENT MONUMENT?

    I think this is a wonderful place and I would love to visit it one day. Do you have any thought on going to Jerusalem one day because it sounds like a wonderful place and I would like to learn more about this place in some one I knows point of view. I think the Dome of Rock is a wonderful place and especially the history behind it.

    I hope that’s enough! 🙂

  9. luke :)
    April 29, 2013 at 10:10 am

    Jerusalem is one of the oldest cities in the world. It is located in the centre of Israel, and is also the capital city. It is considered the holiest city in the world, and is important to the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim faiths.

    Population: 801,000 (2012)
    Area: 125.1 km²

    The Dome of the Rock is a shrine located on the Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem. The structure has been refurbished many times since its initial completion in 691.

  10. Mason
    April 30, 2013 at 3:04 am

    The Dome of the Rock is in the centre of a greater Muslim shrine, known as the Haram ash Sharif (Noble Sanctuary), which Muslims believe commemorates Muhammad’s miraculous Night Journey into heaven. Later commentary by Muhammad, known as the hadith, have him name Jerusalem as the site of the Night Journey:

    “When the people of Quraish did not believe me (i.e. the story of my Night Journey), I stood up in Al-Hijr and Allah displayed Jerusalem in front of me, and I began describing Jerusalem to them while I was looking at it.” Sahih Bukhari Volume 5, Book 58, Number 226 [1]

    The Dome of the Rock is located at the visual center of a platform known as the Temple Mount. It was constructed on the site of the Second Jewish Temple, which was destroyed during the Roman Siege of Jerusalem in 70 CE. In 637 CE, Jerusalem surrendered to the Rashidun Caliphate army during the Muslim conquest of Syria.

    The location of the Dome of the Rock was established as the site of the Islamic miracle of the Isra and Miraj by Caliph Omar ibn al Khattab, who was advised by his associate, Ka’ab al-Ahbar, a former Jewish rabbi who had converted to Islam, that the Night Journey (Isra and Mi’raj), which is mentioned in the Quran and specified by the hadiths of being located in Jerusalem, took place at the site of the former Jewish Temples. The Dome of the Rock was erected between 689 and 691 CE. The names of the two engineers in charge of the project are given as Yazid Ibn Salam from Jerusalem and Raja Ibn Haywah from Baysan. Umayyad Caliph Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan who initiated construction of the Dome, hoped that it would “house the Muslims from cold and heat”[2] and intended the building to serve as a shrine for pilgrims and not as a mosque for public worship.[3]

    Print from 1887. Architect Frederick Catherwood was the first westerner known to have made detailed drawings of the Dome, which he accomplished during a six-week period in 1833.[4]Shlomo Dov Goitein of the Hebrew University states that the Dome of the Rock was intended to compete with the many fine buildings of worship of other religions. Goitein said:

    The very form of a rotunda, given to the Qubbat as-Sakhra, although it was foreign to Islam, attempted to rival the many Christian domes of its time.[5][6]

  11. Mason
    April 30, 2013 at 3:07 am

    The Dome of the Rock is a Muslim shrine that was built on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem in 691 AD. The Dome of the Rock is part of a larger Muslim holy area that takes up a significant portion of what is also known as Mount Moriah in the heart of Jerusalem. The Dome of the Rock gets its name from the fact that it is built over the highest part (the dome) of Mount Moriah which is where Jews and Christians believe Abraham was prepared to offer his son Isaac as a sacrifice to God (Genesis 22:1-14).

    Read more: http://www.gotquestions.org/Dome-of-the-Rock.html#ixzz2RubWbhvE

  12. Mason
    April 30, 2013 at 3:13 am

    Jerusalem is located west from Iraq, north east of Egypt and north of Saudi Arabia. The d]Dome of Rock was built in 685-691.
    It was for religious beliefs. Today it is the top notch place to visit in Jerusalem.
    during the middle ages people fought wave of soldiers protecting the Dome, because they thought they were going to destroy the Dome, but they were just burying one of their greatest

  13. Mason
    April 30, 2013 at 3:20 am

    I think the Dome of rock is a really cool sight and wonderful and i wish i could go their because it looks incrediable. and it would be awesome if i could go inside and have a look around the place and the people their should be prout of the Dome of rock and i wonder whats inside the Dome of rock I WISH I CAN GO THEIR ONE DAY!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. Kayleigh :-)
    May 1, 2013 at 3:41 am

    The most famous Islamic site in Jerusalem is the Dome of the Rock (Qubbat as-Sakhrah). An impressive and beautiful edifice, the Dome of the Rock can be seen from all over Jerusalem. It is the crowning glory of the Haram es-Sharif (“Noble Sanctuary”), or Temple Mount.

    The Dome of the Rock is not a mosque, but a Muslim shrine. Like the Ka’ba in Mecca, it is built over a sacred stone. This stone is believed to be the place from which the Prophet Muhammad ascended into heaven during his Night Journey to heaven.

    The Dome of the Rock is the oldest Islamic monument that stands today and certainly one of the most beautiful. It also boasts the oldest surviving mihrab (niche indicating the direction of Mecca) in the world.

    History
    The sacred rock over which the Dome of the Rock is built was considered holy before the arrival of Islam. Jews believed, and still believe, the rock to be the very place where Abraham prepared to sacrifice Isaac (an event which Muslims place in Mecca). In addition, the Dome of the Rock (or the adjacent Dome of the Chain) is believed by many to stand directly over the site of the Holy of Holies of both Solomon’s Temple and Herod’s Temple.

    The Dome of the Rock was built by the Umayyad caliph Abd al-Malik from 688 to 691 AD. It was not intended to be a mosque, but a shrine for pilgrims. According to tradition, the Dome of the Rock was built to commemorate Muhammad’s ascension into heaven after his night journey to Jerusalem (Qur’an 17). But there seems to have been more to it than this, since the Dome of the Ascension was later built nearby.

    Actually, according to the Oxford Archaeological Guide to the Holy Land, “Abd al-Malik’s purpose was more complex and subtle.” He wished to erect a beautiful Muslim building that could compete with the majestic churches of Christendom and would be a symbolic statement to both Jews and Christians of the superiority of the new faith of Islam. “His building spoke to Jews by its location, to Christians by its interior decoration.” [1]

    In the 10th century, the Jerusalem visitor Mukaddasi wrote of the magnificent structure:

    By the 11th century, several legends had developed concerning the Dome of the Rock and its sacred stone, including the following:

    In the Middle Ages, Christians and Muslims both believed the dome to be the biblical Temple of Solomon. The Knights Templar made their headquarters there during the Crusades and later patterned their churches after its design. [4]

    The exterior mosaics that once adorned the Dome of the Rock suffered from exposure to Jerusalem winters. They were repaired in the Mamluk period, and then completely replaced with tiles by Sulieman the Magnificent in 1545. At the same time, he created the parapet wall with its intricate inscription by filling up the thirteen small arches that originally topped each facade. The windows of the Dome of the Rock date from this period as well. The tiling was completely replaced in the last major restoration in 1956-62.

  15. josh
    May 1, 2013 at 3:59 am

    The drome of the rock is in the centre of the greater Temple mount weeping over the city from the M.T. Of olives luke 19.41

  16. jackv
    May 1, 2013 at 3:59 am

    The dome of rock is located in the center of the temple mount,on a raised platform 4metres above the level of the temple mount. the raised platform area is 23 dunam 5.7 acres about half of the entire temple mount is 48 dunams and 11.87 acres.

  17. Ashton
    May 1, 2013 at 5:29 am

    Dome of the Rock

    Dome of the Rock in the ancient city of Jerusalem
    Photo by: Or Hiltch, Creative Commons

    The Dome of the Rock is a famous and one of the oldest Islamic shrines in the world. It was built in the year 691 and houses the Foundation Stone which is considered as a sacred spot in Judaism. It is located in the Temple Mount and called, “The Noble Sanctuary” by the Muslims.

    The Foundation Stone is sacred to both Jews and Muslims for different reasons.

    The sacred rock located at the Dome of the Rock is believed to have been there even before the arrival of Islam. It is also the place where Abraham brought Isaac as a sacrifice. During the Middle Ages the Dome of the Rock was considered as the Temple of Solomon by the Christians and Muslims. The exterior mosaics were damaged during the winters and later repair works were done during the Mamluk period and in the year 1545 Suleiman the Magnificent replaced the mosaics with tiles.

    The golden dome was first made of gold and was later replaced with copper, then again replaced with aluminum. Again the aluminum dome is wrapped with a golden leaf which can be seen in the present day. The dome features a full moon on the top and it represents Islam’s moon symbol. It is also said that a person who looks at this moon will be looking straight to Mecca.

    The Dome of the Rock features multicolored Turkish tiles on the exterior. The octagonal part features Quran verses and a number of Arabic inscriptions. These inscriptions are a fine example of modifications at the time of Suleiman.

    The golden domes interior features a number of flower ornamentations in gold and several other inscriptions. These mosaics can also be seen at the shrines garden which resembles a paradise.

    The sacred rock is the most important site to be seen here. It is the place where the prophet Muhammad supposedly ascended to heaven accompanied by Angel Gabriel.

    The Dome of the Rock is a major shrine. It opens at 8:30 am and closes and 3 pm. It is closed to visitors on Friday and Muslim holidays

  18. Corey
    May 1, 2013 at 8:41 am

    find out where Jerusalem is in the world
    Israel.
    What is the dome of rock?
    Well the dome of rock is the most famous islamic site in Jerusalem,it can be seen from all over Jerusalem.
    The dome of rock is a muslim shrineitis built over a sacred stone.
    The dome of rock was built by Abdal-malik from 688 to 691 AD.
    The last major restoration was !956 where the exterior mosaic tiles were replaced.
    The great golden dome,that crowns the dome of rock was originally macle of gold, but was replaced with copper and Aliminum the aluminum is now coverd with gold leag.
    My thoughts.
    I think it would be pretty amazing to see the dome of rock, it sounds like it is a pretty spectacular building that has alote of histary surrounding it.

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