FILE Photo: A view of the Dome of Rock. Muammar Awad

Israeli Researcher Proposes New Explanation to Why Dome of Rock Was Built on Temple Mount

It has dominated the Jerusalem skyline for 1,300 years, but there is no single accepted explanation for why it was built

The Dome of the Rock has dominated the Jerusalem skyline for 1,300 years and sparked debate among scholars of early Islam as to why such a lofty structure was really built.

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