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Dome of the Rock
قُـبَّـة الـصَّـخْـرَة

Jerusalem Israel

Status:built
Construction Dates
  Began687
  Finished691
Building Uses
 - religious
Structural Types
 - lowrise
 - dome
Materials
 - stone
 - gold


Description
Not to be confused with the Masjid Al Asqa (Al Asqa Mosque), a seperate building near the Dome.

This shrine covers an outcropping of bedrock that is the third holiest place to Muslims. From here, Prophet Muhammad made a journey into heaven and then back to Makkah (Mecca). Built by Caliph Abd al-Malik.

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Drawing by J. Eduardo Segundo Hernandez
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