The Dome of the Rock, also the Temple Mount, is an Islamic religious site in Israel. It is situated in the city of Jerusalem in Israel. the Dome of the Rock was built between 687 and 691 AD. The Muslim legend says that the Dome of the Rock is the place where Muhammad ascended to Heaven accompanied by Gabriel. For judaism it is the place where Abraham proved his devotion to God by sacrificing his son Isaac. The Dome of the Rock is a typical example of Byzantine architecture. The octagonal building originally had a gilded dome.
The facade is made from porcelain, the tiles have carved sura of the Koran in them. Between 1955 and 1964 the sancturary was under reconstruction. In 1988 the gilded dome was restored thanks to the donation of Jordan´s King Hussein. Since 2006 non-Muslim visitors have been banned from visiting the Dome of the Rock.