Dome of the Ascension

Local nameכיפת העליה
LocationJerusalem, Israel

The Dome of the Ascension is a small, free-standing domed structure built by Crusaders that stands just north the Dome of the Rock on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

Although called "Dome of the Ascension" in Arabic, and said by Arabic tradition to mark the spot from which Muhammad ascended to Heaven during his "Night Journey," it is understood by scholars as having been built as part of the Christian Templum Domini, probably as a baptistry. An Arabic inscription dated to 1200-1 describes it as rededicated as a waqf.The structure and, notably, the column capitals are of Frankish style and construction, but some repair or renovation was done in or after the Ayyubid dynasty period.A virtual reality model of the interior and exterior can be seen on Sketchfab Virtual Reality.

Tags MuslimPlace of Worship
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Address Jerusalem, Palestinian Territories

Coordinates 31°46'41.651" N 35°14'5.545" E

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