Dome of the Rock

The Dome of the Rock is an Islamic shrine located on the in the . It was initially completed in 691–92 CE at the order of Umayyad Caliph Abd al-Malik during the Second Fitna on the site of the Second Jewish Temple, destroyed during the Roman Siege of Jerusalem in 70 CE.

Notable Places in the Area

The , Wailing Wall, Kosel or Kotel, known in Islam as the Buraq Wall, is an ancient limestone wall in the . is situated 160 metres southwest of Dome of the Rock. Photo: Ralf Roletschek, GFDL.

City gate
The , as it is called in Christian literature, is the only eastern gate of the and one of only two that used to offer access into the city from that side. is situated 190 metres northeast of Dome of the Rock. Photo: Wilson44691, Public domain.

‎, Qubbat al-Silsilah); is a free-standing dome located adjacently east of the Dome of the Rock in the of . Photo: Godot13, CC BY-SA 4.0.

Tourist attraction
The was a pool in known from the New Testament story of Jesus… is situated 390 metres north of Dome of the Rock. Photo: Berthold Werner, Public domain.

Localities in the Area

The of Jerusalem is that part of surrounded by the impressive 16th-century Ottoman city walls and representing the heart of the city both historically and spiritually. Photo: Danapit, Public domain.

The is one of the four quarters of the ancient, walled Old City of Jerusalem.

was a garden at the foot of the in where, according to the four Gospels of the New Testament, Jesus underwent the agony in the garden and was arrested the night before his crucifixion. Photo: Mewasul, CC BY-SA 3.0.

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