The Dome of Rock

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  • Jan 1, 637

    The Dome of Rock

    After the Muslim conquest of Jerusalem in 637 CE, Umayyad Caliphs commissioned the construction of the Dome of the Rock on the site.
  • Jan 1, 687

    The Dome of Rock

    The dome of rock was built in 687 A.D by Caliph Abd al-Malik. It was built in Jerusalem. The Dome of Rock was built because Muhammad made his Night Journey into the heavens and back to Mecca (Qur'an). The Dome of Rock was built over a sacred rock over and was considered holy before the arrival of Islam. Jews believe that the rock is where Abraham prepared to sacrifice Isaac.
    citation:
    "Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem." Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem. Sacred Destinations, 13/1/10. Web. 24 Oct 2011. <ht
  • Jan 1, 1099

    The Dome of Rock

    In 1099 the Crusaders called the Temple mount as "Templum Domini" and turned the Dome of the rock to a church, adding a cross on the dome. The Crusaders were driven out from Jerusalem by Saladin in 1187.
  • Jan 1, 1200

    The Dome of Rock

    Several legends devoloped concerning the Dome of the Rock and its sacred stone.
  • The Dome of Rock

    The western wall of Al-Aqsa Mosque is believed to, by the Jewish and Israel people, have been the only thing left assumed that this is all that is left of the ancient Jewish Temple that the Romans destroyed in 70. Garaudy, Roger. "The Dome of Rock ." Roger Garaudy, 1997. Web. 23 Oct 2011. http://www.cyberistan.org/islamic/domerock.htm.