The Southeastern Arched Gate

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The Southeastern Arched Gate on the Dome of the Rock's platform is one of the two gate located on the south of the platform.

It has 3 arches supported by 2 stone columns and 2 marble columns. There are 19 staircases leading up to the arched gate.

It was built during Fatimid era in 421 H/1030 M during Amir Layth al-Dawlah Mansur Anushtakin al-Ghuri reign as described by the two-part inscription on the southern face of the arched gate. The gate was renovated during Ayyubid era by Sultan al-Mu'azzam 'Isa in 608 H/1211 M as indicated by the inscription on the northern face of the arched gate.


Guide to the Masjid al-Aqsa by Dr Muhammad Hashim Ghosheh (Published by Ministry of Awqaf and Religious Affairs, 2005)
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