Islamic Museum (al-Mutahaf ul-Athar ul-Islamia)

The Islamic Museum is a museum on the Temple Mount in the Old City section of Jerusalem. On display are exhibits from ten periods of Islamic history encompassing several Muslim regions. The museum is located adjacent to al-Aqsa Mosque on the western side.

circa 1100 CE

The facade of the Islamic Museum's building and the remains of Corinthian column capitals in the courtyard. The building was originally constructed by the Knights Templar, who used it as an annex to their headquarters established at the former Al-Aqsa Mosque. Following the Muslim reconquest of Jerusalem, the mosque was restored in 1194 CE.

circa 1100 CE

Entrance sign for the Islamic Museum.

circa 1100 CE

Inside southern wing of the museum, the Islamic Museum displays large copper soup kettles used in the Haseki Sultan Imaret, a soup kitchen, built through a donation by Hürrem Sultan, the wife of Suleiman the Magnificent, dating back to the 16th century, as well as stained glass windows, wooden panels, ceramic tiles and iron doors from the reign of Suleiman the Magnificent.

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