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A-Z Challenge: A is for Al Aqsa Mosque

As I mentioned before, I’m going to be blogging about Jerusalem this month – one letter per day. With such a subject, I’m rather spoilt for choice and can only show you a small part of the amazing number and variety of sites in this relatively small town.

Al Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock

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The Al Aqsa Mosque is the third holiest site in Sunni Islam. Its name means “the Farthest Mosque” and it originates from the year 705, although the building has been rebuilt and renovated several times since then.

By Miriam Drori

Author, editor, attempter of this thing called life.

14 replies on “A-Z Challenge: A is for Al Aqsa Mosque”

I should have made it clearer that Al Aqsa is the tall minaret. The golden dome belongs to the Dome of the Rock, which stands out very much.

I’m going to enjoy these posts. As you know my brief visit to your City was far too brief and we didn’t get to see anything like what we planned to see so *sits back and puts feet up* I’m ready for the tour.

This is going to be a really interesting month…and what an excellent start. I’m actually going to learn a few things along the way! 🙂

Really interesting post! What a beautiful place – the roof, amazing!
Happy A to Z!

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