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.
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Architecture -- Religious architecture -- Israel -- Jerusalem; Architecture, Islamic;
Smolski, Chet, "Jerusalem: Dome of the Rock" (1980). Smolski Images. 643.
religious architecture, Islamic architecture, Dome of the Rock, historic