Thursday, January 10, 2008

Dome of the Rock-2

Dome of the Rock-2 Solomon’s sealThe Dome of the Rock is the first Muslim monument. It was built by Abd al-Malik in the 7th century. The six-pointed stars appear on the exterior of the Dome, between the arches. Since they look exactly like the Jewish Stars of David, and since the Palestinians chose the Dome of the Rock as their national symbol, many tourists get confused and ask why does the Jewish national emblem appear on the Muslim national symbol, but actually we are dealing here with the Muslim hexagram, called Solomon Seal.

Copyright: ©David Kolker 2008

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