Well of Souls

The Well of Souls (Bir al- Arwah‎) also Pit of Souls, Cave of Spirits, or Well of Spirits — is a partly natural/partly man-made cave located inside the Foundation Stone under the Dome of the Rock shrine in Jerusalem.

Date Landscape Notes Reference
c. Well of Souls at Temple Mount Panoramic view of the Well of Souls, entrance and the Mehrabs of the cavern Saudi Aramco World
c. Well of Souls at Temple Mount Prayer niche dedicated to Prophet Abraham (Ibrahim) in the northern corner of the chamber. N/A
c. Well of Souls at Temple Mount Prayer niche dedicated to Prophet Khidr () to the north-west corner of the chamber. N/A
c. David's Mehrab in the Well of Souls at Temple Mount The mehrab dedicated to King David (Dawud), is located in the southern corner of the chamber. It is a trefoil arch supported by miniature marble twisted-rope columns. Islamic History & Travel
c. Solomon's Mehrab in the Well of Souls at Temple Mount The mehrab dedicated to King Solomon (prophet Suleiman). According to Goldhill this is one of the oldest mehrabs in the world, dating back at least to the 9th century or possibly 7th century CE to the time of ibn Marwan. N/A
c. Well of Souls Entrance at Temple Mount Entrance to the Well of Souls is at the southeast angle of the Foundation Stone, beside the southeast pier of the Dome of the Rock shrine. Saudi Aramco World
Latest Update: July 07, 2015
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