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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 a Islamic shrine in Jerusalem. 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]


  1. "Dome of the Rock". Encarta. MSN Encarta. Retrieved on 2 July 2008.