Photographer/Creator

Chet Smolski, Rhode Island College

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Date

3-1980

Description

The Dome of the Rock, built over the Foundation Stone, is the oldest remaining Muslim monument. It has been meticulously maintained over the last 1400 years. The dome, spanning almost 20 m, had to be refitted with new ribs to support it after the building settled. The characteristics of the building bear a striking similarity to those of Christian architecture of Late Antiquity. It also incorporates Byzantine elements.

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

dome of the rock, islamic architecture, religious architecture, historic

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