The Southwestern Arches
Locatedtowardsthedoor of theseriesadjacenttothegrammarschool in thesouth.
LandmarkLocationrelativetoDome of therock:
Located on the western edge of theRock’snave.
EstablishedbyPrinceNasser Al-Din MuhammadNashashibiduringthereign of Sultan Ashraf Abu NasrQaitbay in theMamlukperiod 877 AH / 1472 AD.
PrinceNasser Al-Din MohammedNashashibi.
Details of theshape:
-Theyaretwogreatarches in thesidesandtwocolumns of themarble is in themiddle, 7 m highand is connectedto a stonestaircasewhichconsists of twenty-fourstairs, andthere is a smallniche in thewall.
-ThehistorianMujair Al-Din saidtherewas a narrowstaircase in theirplace. ThearchesarelikelyfromtheOttomaneraandwerebuiltwhentheRock’snave had beenfloored.
An Overview of theLandmark:
Theyare two greatrocks in thesidesandtwomarblepillars in themiddle. Theyare 7 meters highandareconnectedto a stonestaircasewhichconsists of twenty-foursteps. There is a smallniche in thewall. Theyarelocatedwest of theRock’snave. TheywerebuiltbyPrinceNasser Al-Din MuhammadNashashibi, duringthereign of Sultan Ashraf Abu NasrQait Bey in theMamlukperiod, specifically in 877 AH / 1472 AD. Thesearcheare of themostrecentones in theRock’snave. Theyarelocatedacross As-Silsila Gate, rightnextto An-Nahwiyyah School. Theyconsist of 3 entrnces. Goingupthem is sotiresome, becausetheirstepsaretoonarrow. ThehistorianMujair Al-Din saidtherewas a narrowstaircase in theirplace.