Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Assignment: Comparison report on 2 institutions in Old Jerusalem

Under a colorful title, with documentation, a map of Israel or Jerusalem and brief notes, compare any 2 institutions in Historic Jerusalem.

- Dome of Rock mosque or shrine
- Church of the Holy Sepulchre
- Western Wall of the ancient Jewish Temple, aka the Wailing Wall
- Via Dolorosa

11 pts. Due next class.

Dome of Rock - Old Jerusalem

The gold-domed Muslim mosque known as the Dome of the Rock is located on the Temple Mount and contructed over the site of the second Jewish Temple in the Old City of Jerusalem. It can be seen from many vantage points around the city. This shot was taken from the Garden of Gethsemane.

The Dome of the Rock was constructed between 689 and 691 CE.