Photographer/Creator

Chet Smolski, Rhode Island College

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Date

3-1980

Description

Al’Aqsa Mosque translates to, “the furthest mosque.” First built in 702, and rebuilt again in 780, this mosque in Jerusalem reused parts from a Justinian period church. Since it’s being rebuilt in 780, it has undergone many alterations. This photograph shows the mosque back lit by the sun from the courtyard surrounding the Dome of the Rock.

Notes

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

Rights

This object from the Chester E. Smolski photographic slides and publications, housed by the Rhode Island College Special Collections, and any of its digital surrogates are the intellectual property of Rhode Island College. This digital object is protected by copyright and/or related rights. The digital material presented here is licensed with a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. This content can be used, shared, or adapted for educational and scholarly purposes. For permissions to use this item please contact digitalcommons@ric.edu. All uses must include appropriate attribution.

Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Recommended Citation

Chester E. Smolski photographic slides and publications, MSS-0041, Special Collections, James P. Adams Library, Rhode Island College.

Keywords

mosque, Jerusalem, Islamic architecture

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