Photographer/Creator

Chet Smolski, Rhode Island College

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Date

3-1980

Description

Al’Aqsa, which translates to ‘the furthest’, is one of the oldest mosques on earth. It is located next to the Dome of the Rock, and was first completed in 702. It was rebuilt completely in 780, and alterations have continued over the last millennium, including, “the outstandingly stately minbar,” (Kuhnel 88) commissioned by Saladin in 1187. This photograph shows the mosque peaking over the southern wall of the Noble Sanctuary.

Notes

http://www.noblesanctuary.com/ (accessed 28 Oct 2011)

Kuhnel, Ernst. Islamic Art & Architecture. (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1966) pp. 35, 88

Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Subject Headings

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

Country Name

Israel

City Name

Jerusalem

Keywords

mosque, Jerusalem, Islamic architecture

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