Temple Mount (Haram al-Sharif)

The Noble Sanctuary, is one of the most important religious sites in the Old City of Jerusalem. It has been used as a religious site for thousands of years. At least four religious traditions are known to have made use of the Temple Mount: Judaism, Christianity, Roman religion, and Islam.

Points of Interest

Date Landscape Notes Reference
c. 15-1700 CE Temple Mount during Ottoman era An artist's impression of life in Jerusalem probably during Ottoman era, with Dome of Rock in background. N/A
c. 15-1700 CE An ariel view of the Temple Mount. An ariel view of the Temple Mount, with al-Aqsa to the left, Dome of Rock in the center. Bab al-Rahmah Cemetery can be seen along the eastern wall of the Haram al-Sharif. N/A
c. 690 CE Northeast exposure of al-Aqsa Mosque Northeast exposure of al-Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount, in the Old City of Jerusalem. Located on the southern side of the Haram al-Sharif, it is the 3rd most holiest site in Islam. Originally built in c. 700 CE, it is named after the Muslim's account of the night travel of prophet Muhammad, who according to Islamic tradition was transported from Mecca to Jerusalem. N/A
c. 690 CE Northeast exposure of al-Aqsa Mosque Built in the last decade of the seventh century the Dome of Rock is the most iconic structure on the Haram al-Sharif mount. Dome of the Chain is also partially visible to the right. The large golden dome and an octagon structure, was built by the Umayyad Khalif Abdul-Malik ibn Marwan in 691 CE and named it after Omar. N/A
c. 970-930 BCE Mausoleum of Suleiman (Solomon) at Temple Mount compound in the old city of Jerusalem. It is located on the eastern flank close to the Golden Gate (Bab al-Rahmah). N/A
c. 100 CE The Wailing Wall is a section of Western Wall and is the holiest site in Judaism. Wailing Wall and the Western Wall plaza as seen from Moroccans' Gate access tunnel. N/A
Latest Update: June 27, 2015


Points of InterestPart of
DomesDome of Rock · Dome of Solomon · Dome of al Aqsa · Dome of the Chain · Dome of al Khalili · Dome of the Prophet · Dome of the Spirits Dome of Yusuf · Iwan of Sultan Mahmood II · Dome of Acension · Qubat ul Nahawiyah · Dome of Yusuf Agha
Fountains (Sebils)Sebil-i Sha'lan · al-Kas · Sabil e Bab al-Maghribah · Sebil e Qasim Pasha · Sebil e Ibrahim Rumi · Sebil e Qayt Bay · Fountain of Sultan Suleman · Sebil e Mustafa AghaFountains in Jerusalem
WallsEastern · Southern · Western (Wailing Wall) · Northern
GatesGate of the Tribes of Israel · Remission Gate · Gate of Darkness · Gate of Bani Ghanim · Cotton Merchants Gate · Iron Gate · Council Gate · Tranquility Gate · Ablution Gate · Gate of the Chain · Moroccans Gate · Golden Gate · Crusader Era Single Gate · Huldah Gates · Barclay's Gate · Warren's Gate · Funerals Gate
Minaretsal Asbat Minaret · al Fakhariya Minaret · al Ghawanima Minaret · Bab al Silsilah Minaret
PulpitsPulpit of Burah al Din
Mosquesal Aqsa · Masjid al Marwan · Maghrabi Mosque · Omari Masque · al Buraq Mosque · Women's Mosque Mosques in Jerusalem
BurialsGrave of Qadir al-Husseini · Grave of Musa Kazim · Grave of Emir Mohamed Ali · Grave of King Hussein Tombs in Jerusalem
MehrabsMehrab e Daood · Mehrab e Daud · Mehrab e Suleiman
Cisterns ·
Tunnels Western Wall Tunnel ·
OthersCradle of Jesus · Throne/Tomb of Solomon · Islamic Museum · as Sirat Marker · Western Wall Plaza · Little Western Wall · Prayer Niche of Abraham · Herodian Street · Robinson's Arch
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