Al Aqsa Mosque, Jerusalem, Israel.

Al Aqsa Mosque, Jerusalem, Israel.

2-491-996 - Vivienne Sharp/Heritage Images

Al Aqsa Mosque, Jerusalem, Israel. Regarded as the third holiest site in Islam, the al-Aqsa Mosque was first established in 705. Muslims believe that the Prophet Mohammed was transported from the Sacred Mosque in Mecca to al-Aqsa during the Night Journey in c621. The mosque was twice badly damaged by earthquakes in 746 and 1033. After the latter earthquake, the mosque that stands today was built by the Fatimid Caliph Ali az-Zahir.

Image Details

People Information

  1. Vivienne Sharp, attributed to: British: Photographer
People Related
  1. Ali as-Zahir: Arab, Fatimid: caliph

  1. Photograph

Geographic Hierarchy

World Asia West Bank Al-Quds

  1. 31 45 00 N , 035 20 00 E

Category Hierarchy

Locations & Buildings Places of Worship

Religion & Belief Islam

Architecture & Archaeology Places of Worship

Lifestyle Religious Beliefs Islam

Places Asia Israel Jerusalem

Digital Image Size

Pixel Dimensions (W x H) : 5126x3419
File Size : 51,346kb


  1. 8690/001501/00/VS
  1. 0470013172
  1. 2-491-996
  1. 2491996
  1. 8690/001501/00/VS

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