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Although the Dome of the Rock’s primary significance today lies in its connection to the Prophet Muhammad’s ascent to heaven...

Dome of the Rock

The construction of the Dome of the Rock was a relatively late addition to Jerusalem’s solemnity, which had deep and long-standing religious significance prior to the advent of Islam

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691-692 CE

After David captured the city about 1000 BCE and made it his capital, his son and successor Solomon built a Temple that became the most sacred centre of religious practice for the ancient Israelites. The Herodian reconstruction of that Temple was destroyed by the Romans in 70 CE and a Roman city (Aelia Capitolina) was erected in Jerusalem’s stead in 135.

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