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Dome of the Rock
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Not to be confused with Al-Aqsa Mosque or Mosque of Omar (Jerusalem).
Dome of the Rock; Qubbat As-Sakhrah
Location within the Old City of Jerusalem
Coordinates: 31.7780°N 35.2354°
Established Built 685-691
Administration Ministry of Awqaf
Architectural information
Style Umayyad
Dome(s) 1
Minaret(s) 0
The Dome of the Rock (Arabic: قبة الصخرة‎, translit.: Qubbat As-Sakhrah, Hebrew: כיפת הסלע‎, translit.: Kipat Hasela) is a shrine located on the Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem. The domed central plan structure was patterned after the Christian Church of the Holy Sepulchre.[1] It was initially completed in 691 CE at the order of Umayyad Caliph Abd al-Malik during the Second Fitna, becoming one of the oldest works of Islamic architecture.[2]

The site's significance stems from religious traditions regarding the rock, known as the Foundation Stone, at its heart, which bears great significance for Jews, Christians and Muslims.

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  • Copyright: Arief Latif (Dugong) (56)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2014-04-05
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/5.0, 1/1250 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-04-23 8:48
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