Al-Aqsa Mosque

Local nameالمسجد الأقصى
LocationOld City, Jerusalem, Israel

The Temple Mount, known to Muslims as the Haram esh-Sharif and the Al-Aqsa Compound, is a hill in the Old City of Jerusalem that for thousands of years has been venerated as a holy site in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam alike.

The present site is a flat plaza surrounded by retaining walls that was built during the reign of Herod the Great for an expansion of the temple. The plaza is dominated by three monumental structures from the early Umayyad period – the al-Aqsa Mosque, the Dome of the Rock and the Dome of the Chain – and four minarets. Herodian walls and gates, with additions from the late Byzantine and early Islamic periods, cut through the flanks of the Mount.

Tags Place of WorshipMuslimMosque
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Address Jerusalem, Palestinian Territories

Coordinates 31°46'34.059" N 35°14'8.115" E

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