Dome of the Rock

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Dome of the Rock as viewed from Mount Scopus and showing the walls of the Old City.

The Dome of the Rock (Arabic: مسجد قبة الصخرة‎, transliteration: Masjid Qubbat As-Sakhrah) is an Islamic mosque building in East Jerusalem.

Dome of the rock interior vector

It was built from 691 from 692 by Caliph Abd al-Malik. It is built on the spot where the Jewish Temple is believed to have been, and where Muslims believe Muhammad went up to heaven.[1] The rock on which the building stands is believed by Jews, Christians, and Muslims to be the holiest place on Earth.


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  1. "Dome of the Rock". Encarta. MSN Encarta. Archived from the original on 2008-06-15. Retrieved 2008-07-02.