Qubba Musa
Qubbat Musa is one of many constructions built during the Ayyubid period on al-Haram al-Sharif. It was built in the mid 13th century on the west esplande in close proximity to Bab al-Silsila, the main entrance to the Haram. The simple square building sits on a stone base and is crowned with an octagonal drum that forms the zone of transition to a rounded, slightly elongated stone dome. A semi-circular mihrab at the south wall is expressed on the exterior facade, between two rectangular windows.


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al-Haram al-Sharif, west esplanade, Jerusalem
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1250/647 AH
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Qubba Musa
Dar al-Quran
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