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  Dome of the Rock - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Dome of the Rock (Arabic: قبة الصخرة Qubbat As-Sakhrah) is a famous Islamic shrine in Jerusalem.
The Dome of the Rock was built for Caliph Abd al-Malik by Byzantine craftsmen from Constantinople sent to the Caliph by the Byzantine Emperor.
During the reign of Suleiman the Magnificent the exterior of the Dome of the Rock was covered with Iznik tiles.
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Dome of the Rock   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Dome Of The Rock (Qubbat Al-Sakhra) In Jerusalem
The Arabic Islamic Inscriptions On The Dome Of The Rock In Jerusalem, 72 AH.
The Copper Plaque Inscriptions At The Dome Of The Rock In Jerusalem, 72 AH.
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 Dome of the Rock   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Dome of the Rock: Romantic painting of Jerusalem with the Dome of the Rock in the background.
Dome of the Rock: View of the Temple Mount/Haram al-Sharif from the Munt of Olives during sunrise.
Dome of the Rock: Interior of the Dome of the Rock.
ic.ucsc.edu /~langdale/arth139/DomeRock.htm   (226 words)

  
 The Dome of the Rock and the al-Aqsa Mosque   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Dome of the Chain to its east, or the Dome of the Spirits to its north, and the fl (formerly silver) dome of the al-Aqsa Mosque on the southern end.
The embodiment of this fulfillment is the Dome of the Rock.
From the Temple to the Dome of the Rock
www.netours.com /2003/domeofrock.htm   (1771 words)

  
 Dome of the Rock
An ancient Semitic tradition stated that the bare rock atop the mount was held in the mouth of the serpent Tahum, and that this place was the intersection of the underworld and the upper world.
Designed by Byzantine architects engaged by the Caliph, the Dome of the Rock was the greatest monumental building in early Islamic history and remains today one of the most sublime examples of artistic genius that humanity has ever produced (the Great Mosque of Damascus, being a true mosque, is the earliest surviving monumental mosque).
The dome is 20 meters high, 10 meters in diameter, and its supporting structure, made of lead, was originally covered in pure gold (the real gold was removed over the centuries and the dome is now made of anodized aluminum).
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 DOME OF THE ROCK   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Dome of the Rock is the oldest completely preserved relic of the early Moslem period in the world.
The contrast between the stark grey rock and the glittering ornamental dome surrounding is it remarkable.
The Dome of the Rock, which is sometimes erroneously referred to as the Mosque of Omar, was not built as a mosque.
www.patg.org /Sites/dome_of_the_rock.htm   (508 words)

  
 Friends of Al-Aqsa
In ‘The Dome of the Rock,’ this monument is presented to the reader as an architectural jewel that deserves such attention primarily for the aesthetic accomplishment of this remarkable structure.
The Dome is not simply a shrine to the rock, and he explores the structure of the building, its dimensions, it’s shape, appearance and the space it occupies.
Grabar comes to the conclusion that the reasons for the construction of the Dome of the Rock are a mixture of religion and politics and that the Umayyad Caliphs chose that particular spot because it was a place where they could best proclaim their power.
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 The Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem
The Dome of the Rock, the first Muslim masterpiece, was built in 687 A.C. by Caliph Abd al-Malik, half a century after the death of the Prophet Muhammad (s).
The Dome of the Rock presents the first example of the Islamic world-view and is the symbol of the oneness and continuity of the Abrahamic, i.e.
The Dome of the Rock was thus the symbol of the oneness and continuity of the Abrahamic, i.e.
www.cyberistan.org /islamic/domerock.htm   (1909 words)

  
 Dome of the Rock (BiblePlaces.com)
Built atop the earlier location of the Temple, the Dome of the Rock was erected by the Muslim ruler Abd el-Malik in 688-691.
Dome of the Rock (Personal Page, Martin Gray) Authored by an anthropologist/photographer, this lengthy article is accompanied by some nice photos.
Dome of the Rock (Hebrew University) Discusses the traditions and history associated with the site, as well as architectural details of the building.
www.bibleplaces.com /domeofrock.htm   (686 words)

  
 Dome of the Rock   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The building encloses a huge rock located at its center, from which, according to tradition, the Prophet Muhammad ascended to heaven at the end of his Night Journey.
The Caliph Omar is said to have cleared the waste which had accumulated on the rock during the Byzantine period.
The structure is octagonal and the dome is borne by a double system of pillars and columns.
jeru.huji.ac.il /ee21.htm   (245 words)

  
 Co-Instructive Course: Dome of The Rock
The Dome of the Rock on Jerusalem's Temple Mountain could become the corner stone for the future Universal Temple.
One of the deepest fears of the Palestinian Moslems is that the Jews want to blow up Jerusalem's Dome of the Rock and El-Aksa Mosque in order to rebuild their own Jerusalem Temple.
Some have depicted the contrast of the Dome of the Rock, the Temple Mount, the Heavenly City and new secular Jerusalem as antithetical.
members.tripod.com /~TheHOPE/domecour.htm   (427 words)

  
 Dome of the Rock - description
Completed in 691, the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem is the earliest remaining Islamic monument, and in all probability the first major artistic endeavour of the Umayyads.
The marble columns, together with most of the capitals, were taken from older buildings; the piers are in heavy stone masonry; a continuous band of tie-beams separates the capitals of the columns and the shafts of the piers from the spandrels.
This does not mean that the mosaicists of the Dome of the Rock completely rejected the architecture they decorated: in using trees for high rectangular surfaces and scrolls for square ones, they certainly adapted their ornamental forms to the areas provided by the architects.
www.thehope.org /domerock.htm   (1713 words)

  
 Did 'Abd al-Malik Build Dome Of The Rock To Divert The Hajj From Makkah?
Haywa', the official in-charge of the erection of the Qubbat al-Sakhra (i.e., Dome of the Rock), was an intimate friend of the pious caliph `Umar b.
It has also been asserted that the plan of the Dome of the Rock, with two ambulatories around the Rock itself, originated with the liturgical requirements of the tawaf, the formal circumambulation that is one of the high points of Muslim pilgrimage.
It is to be stressed that both architecture and decoration of Dome of the Rock show a remarkable clarity and consistency constant with a single campaign.
www.islamic-awareness.org /History/Islam/Dome_Of_The_Rock/hajjdome.html   (3441 words)

  
 The Dome Of The Rock (Qubbat Al-Sakhra) In Jerusalem
The Dome of the Rock is Jerusalem's answer to Paris' Eiffel Tower, Rome's St. Peter's Square, London's Big Ben and Kuala Lumpur's Petronas towers; dazzling the minds of Muslims and non-Muslims alike.
The Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem, situated on the holy city, undoubtedly one of the most celebrated and most remarkable monuments of early Islam, visited every year by thousands of pilgrims and tourists.
The Arabic inscriptions in copper plaques at the eastern entrance and the northern portal of the Dome of the Rock are not as well known as the ones inscribed inside the Dome of the Rock.
www.islamic-awareness.org /History/Islam/Dome_Of_The_Rock   (594 words)

  
 The Dome of the Rock: the Atypical Mosque
The Dome of the Rock: the Atypical Mosque
The Dome of the Rock is in Jerusalem, the third holiest city to Muslims.
By this same description the Dome of the Rock with its octagonal plan and central dome would prove to be atypical.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/4205/19933   (493 words)

  
 Dome of the Rock
The Dome of the Rock was the first Muslim masterpiece built in 687 A.D., half a century after the death of the Prophet Muhammad.
The Dome of the Rock was thus the symbol of the oneness and continuity of the Abrahamic, that is, the Jewish, Christian and Muslim faith.
Some conclude that the Dome of the Rock was the result of the Roman and Christian/Syrian craftsmen who were connected to a tradition of building.
www.class.uidaho.edu /arch499/nonwest/jerusalem/Dome.htm   (864 words)

  
 The Secret key to the Dome of the Rock
To understand why the Dome of the Rock was built by Abd al-Malik, we first have to understand how Muslims looked (and still look) upon the significance of their central shrine in Mecca that is shaped as a cube (as was the Holy of Holies in Solomon’s Temple).
Why the Dome of the Rock Was Built by Abd al-Malik in 692 A.D. During the first hundred years of Muslim rule in Jerusalem (since more than 90% of the population was Christian) was one of conciliation and ecumenism between Muslims and Christians and between Muslims and Jews.
Abd al-Malik deliberately altered the entrance to Dome of the Rock to be from the south.
www.askelm.com /temple/t991001.htm   (4598 words)

  
 Dome of the Rock - Jerusalem, Israel
The extraordinary visual impact [photo] of the Dome of the Rock is in part due to the mathematical rhythm of its proportions.
The Crusaders protected the rock from relic-snatching pilgrims by erecting a wrought-iron screen between the columns of the circle [photo]; it remained in place until 1960 and is now on display in the Islamic Museum.
The sacred rock [photo] that is the central focus of the shrine is a large, ancient rock that may have once stood in the center of Solomon's Temple.
www.sacred-destinations.com /israel/jerusalem-dome-of-the-rock.htm   (1917 words)

  
 ROCK Main Hall Dome of the Rock - Google Search   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Byzantine niche mosaics imitate the mosaics of the Dome of the Rock in...
Dome of the Rock There is little, if any, evidence of the remains of...
Firstly the Dome of the Rock is not a mosque as is generally supposed.
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 The Temple Mount - the Haram-esh-Sharif
Some 50 years later, the Umayyad Caliph Abd al-Malik built the Dome of the Rock to enshrine the outcrop of bedrock believed to be the "place of the sacrifice" on Mount Moriah.
The Dome of the Rock is an architectural expression of the ascendancy of Islam.
The interior glass mosaics in the drum and dome contain representations of Byzantine imperial jewelry, and one of the ornate inscriptions affirms that God is One and not three; and that Jesus was an apostle of God and His Word, and not His son.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/Society_&_Culture/geo/Mount.html   (732 words)

  
 Dome of the Rock   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Dome of the Rock is built approximately in the center of the Haram on an additional platform, it is the most prominent building in al-Haram al-Sharif both in terms of height and colors.
Today the Dome is mainly perceived in the Islamic world as the commemoration of the marvelous story of the night journey of the Prophet Muhammad (al-Isra') and his ascension to the sky (al-mi`raj).
The Dome of the Rock, the Ka'ba, and Ghumdan: Arab Myths and Umayyad Monuments
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 Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem
The diameter of the outer dome is 21 meters, the inner dome 20 meters.
It was changed to lead in the 9th century to anodized aluminum in 1964, and in 1994, the gilded copper/brass dome was covered with 60 kgs of 24k gold.
During the Crusader period, the Dome of the Rock was renamed Templum Domini.
www.atlastours.net /holyland/dome_of_the_rock.html   (444 words)

  
 The Riddle of the Dome of the Rock   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Riddle of the Dome of the Rock
Important scientific research conducted by Ya'akov Ofir holds that the Dome of the Rock was built in 691CE for the Jews as their “last house” of prayer by their ally Abd el-Malik, the Umayyad ruler of Damascus, who also controlled the land of Israel in those days.
The Riddle of the Dome of the Rock (in Hebrew).
www.templemountfaithful.org /Newsletters/2001/5761-11.htm   (1730 words)

  
 The Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem
It is the holiest rock on Earth, and I touched it.
The octagonal building that now encloses the sacred rock is The Dome of the Rock, the third holiest shrine in Islam, built in the 7th century ce.
Sharing Temple Mount with the Dome of the Rock is The El-Aqsa mosque, built on the spot where Muhammad landed after his ride.
www.newagetravel.com /domerock.shtml   (983 words)

  
 The Dome of the Rock
The Dome of the Rock was constructed by Caliph Abd al-Malik (Garaudy 1).
The Dome of the Rock is one of the main reasons for their fighting.
Protecting the rock, as-Sakhra, was a latticework screen of ebony wood, a curtain of fine brocade that could be moved aside, and a circle of piers and columns supporting the rotunda (Landay 68).
www.ccds.charlotte.nc.us /History/MidEast/04/kridler/kridler.htm   (1953 words)

  
 Daily Bible Study - The Dome Of The Rock
The "Dome of the Rock" was constructed between about 685 to 691 A.D. (making it now just over 1,300 years old) by Moslems who then had control of the city.
The gold-colored dome has become a world-famous part of the Jerusalem skyline and is regarded as one of the most holy sites in the Islamic world.
The Jews believe that it is the very rock on which Abraham nearly sacrificed Isaac, and Moslems believe that it is the place from which the prophet Muhammad went into heaven.
www.keyway.ca /htm2002/domerock.htm   (458 words)

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