Jerusalem: al’Aqsa Mosque, View from the Dome of the Rock

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


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.