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The Dome of the Rock at sunset. Built in 692 A.D., 60 years after Muhammad's de ath, this Muslim shrine marks the spot where the Prophet, having been miraculou sly transported from Mecca, is believed to have ascended to heaven, making Jeru salem the third most revered city in Islam, after Mecca and Medina.
DOME OF THE ROCK, MUSLIM QUARTER, OLD CITY, JERUSALEM, ISRAEL.
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