Minaret of Israel

The Minaret of Israel (Arabic: Minarat Israil), also known as Minaret of the Tribes (Arabic: Minarat al-Asbat), is one of the four minarets of the Temple Mount and is situated along the north wall.[1]

History

Considered the most notable minaret on the Temple Mount, the Minaret of Israel was built in 1367. It is composed of a cylindrical stone shaft (built later by the Ottomans), which springs up from a rectangular Mamluk-built base on top of a triangular transition zone.[2] The shaft narrows above the muezzin's balcony, and is dotted with circular windows,[3] ending with a bulbous dome. The dome was reconstructed after the Jordan Valley earthquake of 1927.[2]

See also

References

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