Dome of the Rock is an Islamic shrine in Temple Mount, Jerusalem. Built on a sacred stone, the shrine has religious importance to Islamic and Jewish people. The shrine, built by Abd al-Malik from 688 to 691 AD to commemorate the day of ascension by Mohammed, is an architectural masterpiece. In ancient times, this edifice was considered to be equivalent to Bible’s Temple of Solomon.
The shrine is of distinguished and surpassing quality. The magnificent structure appears appealing to the eyes as it is built proportionately in all directions. Based on the mathematical calculations used for construction of churches of Byzantine Empire, Dome of the Rock is well integrated in its plan. The dimensions of dome’s diameter match exactly with the length of outer wall. The dome was built by Raja and Yazid Salam for the purpose of giving [...]