The Southeastern Arches
In themiddle of Al-Aqsa Mosque.
LandmarkLocationrelativetoDome of therock:
Locatedneartheeasternend of thesouthernedge of theRock’snave.
Established in theFatimidera in 412 AH - 1021 AD byAnushkinGori, andwasrenovated in theAyyubidsera in 608 AH - 1211 AD bythegreatKing Issa Al Ayyubi.
BuiltduringtheFatimideraandrenewed in theAyyubidsera.
Details of theshape:
-Theyaretwogreatarches in theends, andverticalmarble in thecenter, cylindricalshape, thenumber of Stairs of stoneladder nineteen. – Itsheightrangesbetween 6.5 from 7 m.
-Betweenthesearchesandsouthernarches is a stonecarved inside thestonewall in theshape of a niche, highrise fence, and is believedtohavemadethis a signto Al Qibla.
-It is likelythattheOttomanerawasestablishedwhentheRock’snavewaspavedwiththreeentrances.
An Overview of theLandmark:
Thearchesconsist of two hugerocks in thesides, andtwomarblecylindricalpillars in themiddle. Theyhave 19 stonesteps. Theyareabout 6.5 - 7 meters high. Theyarelocatedneartheeasternside of thesouthernpart of theRock’snave, right in themiddle of Al-Aqsa Mosque. Theywerebuilt in theFatimidera, in 1021 (412 A.H.), byAnushkinGori, andwererenovated in theAyyubidsera in 1211 (608 A.H.), byKing Issa the Great. Theirstyle of building is verybeautiful. BetweenthesearchesandSouthernArches is a stonecarved inside thestonewall in theshape of a niche, highrise fence, and is believedtohavemadethis a signto Al Qibla. it’s not knownwhen it wasbuilt. Somepeople say it wasprobablybuilt in theOttomanera, whentheRock’snavewaspaved.