"El Aqsa Mosque" Israel Things to Do Tip by freya_heaven

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  El Aqsa Mosque
by freya_heaven

There are conflicting opinions as to the origins of the El Aqsa Mosque. Some believe it dates back to the 6th century and started off as a St Marys a Crusader Church, which was later converted to a Mosque. Others, mainly Muslims maintain it was not built until the 10th century and has always been a Mosque.

It is the countrys largest Mosque and has had to be restored on a number of occasions due to fire & earthquakes, so hardly anything of the original remains



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  • Updated Jan 8, 2005
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