The Impressive Sight Of The Dome of the Rock, In Jerusalem, Captured On A Resin Fridge Magnet
The Dome of the Rock shrine is located in the Old City of Jerusalem. Constructed on Temple Mount, on the site of the Second Jewish Temple, the shrine is part of a larger Muslim shrine. Muslims believe that this larger shrine commemorates the Night Journey of the Prophet Mohammad to heaven. This religious edifice was completed in the year 691 following Jerusalem's surrender during the Muslim conquest of Syria. Nowadays the Ministry of Awqaf in Amman, Jordan, maintain the Dome. Since 1967 non-Muslims have been permitted access to the site but are not allowed to pray on Temple Mount. A beautiful world renowned, historical, and religious site you can possess a pictorial representation of the Dome of the Rock by purchasing this resin fridge magnet from World-wide-gifts.com Internet Store.
The History Of The Dome Of The Rock
The Temple Mount, on which the Dome of the Rock stands, is a site of great religious significance. In Judaism it is believed that from here the earth expanded out and that it was from here God gathered the dust to create Adam. Two Jewish temples have existed here; the first was said to house the Ark of the Covenant within the sanctum called the Holy of Holies. It is said that after the Babylonian Conquest of 586 BC the Ark was either taken to Babylon or hidden to prevent that from happening. The foundation stone of the site is a still holy to the Jewish people who pray to it from outside the boundaries of Temple Mount. The Dome of the Rock was built after the Muslim Conquest of Syria. Muslims believe that it is built on the site of Prophet Mohammad's Night Journey when he travelled on the mythological horse Buraq to the farthest mosque, to lead other prophets in prayer, then to heaven where he spoke to God.
The largest city in Israel, Jerusalem is a holy city in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The city is huge and is divided into districts; one of which the 'Old City' is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The city as a whole combines an interesting history with the hustle and bustle of modern life. Many tourists, of whatever religion, visit the Western or Wailing Wall, believed in Judaism to be the one remaining part of the Second Temple making it a sacred place of prayer. For those seeking an authentic souvenir, and with their eye on a bargain, the Old City Bazaar is a fun and traditional place to shop. For a break from history and traditional culture there are plenty of bars and restaurants outside of the Old City.
Tourist Sites Of Israel
Travelling to Israel is not just about the capital city. The Dead Sea is the lowest place on the planet. Its name comes from the fact that the concentration of salt in the water prevents anything from living there. That same factor makes it almost a giant health spa. The water, and the mud at the bottom of what is actually a large lake, have therapeutic properties and are especially helpful to people with skin conditions. The hot and dry Eilat is a 'fun in the sun' resort. It is a place to relax and maybe do some scuba diving or dolphin watching. It has to be said that Israel is a country of contrasts and whether you ever visit or not you can own a small reminder of its heritage with this fridge magnet showing the Dome of the Rock, available to buy from World-wide-gifts.com Internet Store.