Photographer/Creator

Chet Smolski, Rhode Island College

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Date

3-1980

Description

The Dome of the Rock was built to rival the splendor of Christian and Judaic architecture of the time. It’s dome is 20 m wide and consists of two wooden shells supported by a drum 16 m in height. The building uses design elements from Christian architecture of late antiquity and Byzantine architecture. It is the oldest remaining example of a Muslim monument and is built over the Foundation Stone, a highly significant holy site in both the Judaic and Muslim traditions.

Notes

Ettinghausen, Richard, Grabar, Oleg and Jenkins-Madina, Marilyn. Islamic Art and Architecture 650-1250. (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2001) 15-17

Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Subject Headings

Architecture -- Religious architecture -- Israel -- Jerusalem; Architecture, Islamic;

Country Name

Israel

City Name

Jerusalem

Keywords

religious architecture, Islamic architecture, Dome of the Rock, historic

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