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Francis Bedford (1815-94)

Mosque of Omar [Dome of the Chain, at the Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem] 1 Apr 1862

RCIN 2700916

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The Dome of the Rock is both a shrine and a mosque. It is today the most sacred Islamic site in the city. The Dome of the Chain, a small domed structure adjacent to the shrine, was probably constructed as a treasury. It was believed at one point to cover the spot that marked the centre of the world. Acquired by the Prince of Wales, 1862