Chet Smolski, Rhode Island College


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Spring 3-1980


Directly 22 meters northwest of the Dome of Rock on its platform lies the Dome of the Ascension (seen in the center of this picture). Originally a Crusader baptismal, this 6 meter wide dome was rebuilt as a Muslim shrine in 1200. To the left of this structure, one of the protruding entrances to the Dome of the Rock can be seen. To the right of this structure is 1 of the 8 arched entrance ways that connect the octagon shaped platform to the lower level of the temple.


(accessed 14 Nov 2011)

(accessed 14 Nov 2011)


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Dome of the Ascension (Jerusalem, Israel); Dome of the Rock (Jerusalem, Israel); Architecture -- Religious architecture -- Israel -- Jerusalem; Jerusalem in Christianity; Cities and towns -- Israel -- Jerusalem;

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religious architecture, Bethlehem, Dome of the Ascension, historical sites, Dome of the Rock