Palestine Antiquities

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Dome of the Rock

The Dome of the Rock is an octagonal four-door building, which is one of the parts of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and the Dome of the Rock is the only ancient Islamic building that preserves its shape and design, and the name of the mosque is due to the belief of Muslims that the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, was transferred on the night of Isra and Al-Mi’raj from the Grand Mosque in Mecca to the Al-Aqsa Mosque using the rocks inside the mosque, and these rocks rise from the surface of the earth by about a meter and a half.

Church of the Nativity

It is located ten kilometers south of the city of Jerusalem, at the site that was identified as the birthplace of Christ since the second century. The construction of the church was completed for the first time in 339 AD, and the construction of the edifice that replaced it after the fire in the sixth century while preserving the mosaics from the building The original site includes churches and monasteries of different Christian denominations, gardens, bell towers and a pilgrimage route.

Hisham’s Palace

It is a stunning desert palace characterized by its mosaic floor, built between the years 720 and 750 AD, known as the Khirbat al-Mafjar and located in the desert, and although the palace takes its name from Hisham bin Abdul Malik, many have argued that the decor and structure of the palace is more suitable for his nephew Alwaleed bin Yazid, who was living the playful lifestyle of the boy, and therefore the palace was suitable for him, that is, for luxury and for beauty lovers.

Khan Al-Amdan

The khan was built in the eighteenth century in the port of Acre by Ahmed Al-Jazzar, and at that time it was a two-storey Khan, the first floor was used for unloading goods by merchants, and the upper floor was used as a dormitory for merchants during the night, and despite its construction for practical reasons, it cannot be Neglecting its architectural beauty, as the Khan contains cave-like sections lined between its two floors and resting on rows of granite columns.

The Ibrahimi Mosque

The Ibrahimi Mosque is one of the oldest sacred sites and one of the most influential sacred sites, as its influence reaches to the three major monotheistic religions alike, and it is believed to be the burial place of the Prophet Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Jacob, Companionship and Leah, and the mosque is distinguished by its large, entrances large and decorated and with a wonderful scene

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