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
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. 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.
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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Noel_Byrne (26101) 2014-04-23 10:46
A stunning view of this fantastic place, the golden dome looks superb. The light on the front of the building is amazing, as is the formation of the sky behind, packed with drama and beauty. Really nicely done. The people in the scene make an excellent reference of scale, but I have to look hard to see them as my eye is drawn to the dome so much.
Thanks for sharing this beauty.
dekanski (3840) 2014-04-23 11:07
Great Arief! Like it!
rogerl (1544) 2014-04-23 14:10
Arief, you found some great light on the dome; against the dark sky behind, it almost looks lit up. This really is a beautiful shot of this place. Thanks.