Two domes seen in this photo, one to the left belongs to the al-Aqsa Mosque and the golden dome to the right is of the Dome of the Rock

Two domes seen in this photo, one to the left belongs to the al-Aqsa Mosque and the golden dome to the right is of the Dome of the Rock

The Temple Mount seen from the Mount of Olives - the city walls surround this holy site and Bab al-Rahma Cemetery is just outside the City Walls

The Temple Mount seen from the Mount of Olives - the city walls surround this holy site and Bab al-Rahma Cemetery is just outside the City Walls

Temple Mount seen from the East Jerusalem - the drop in the middle is the Kidron Valley - this valley separates the Mount of Olives from the Temple Mount

Temple Mount seen from the East Jerusalem - the drop in the middle is the Kidron Valley - this valley separates the Mount of Olives from the Temple Mount

Two lines to the left are for the two scanners which are used to check the visitors going to the Western Wall - the queue on the right is for the visit to the Temple Mount (close to the Gate of the Moroccans)

Two lines to the left are for the two scanners which are used to check the visitors going to the Western Wall - the queue on the right is for the visit to the Temple Mount (close to the Gate of the Moroccans)

After trying my luck three times, finally I was given entry to the Temple Mount via the Gate of the Tribes (Bab al-Asbat in Arabic)

After trying my luck three times, finally I was given entry to the Temple Mount via the Gate of the Tribes (Bab al-Asbat in Arabic)

The residence of Imam al-Ghazali was located at the Temple Mount, very close to the Bab al-Asbat - Imam Ghazali had stayed here when he visited Jerusalem

The residence of Imam al-Ghazali was located at the Temple Mount, very close to the Bab al-Asbat - Imam Ghazali had stayed here when he visited Jerusalem

The Russian Church of Mary Magdalene is located the Mount of Olives - seen from the City Walls at the Temple Mount

The Russian Church of Mary Magdalene is located the Mount of Olives - seen from the City Walls at the Temple Mount

The Mount of Olives seen from the raised platform of the Temple Mount

The Mount of Olives seen from the raised platform of the Temple Mount

I took this path beside the East Wall and it brought me to one of the qanatirs of the Temple Mount

I took this path beside the East Wall and it brought me to one of the qanatirs of the Temple Mount

This sign on one of the pillars outlines the rules for the visitors to this holy site - one of the things on this sign says that photography inside the Dome of the Rock, al-Aqsa Mosque and Islamic Museum is forbidden

This sign on one of the pillars outlines the rules for the visitors to this holy site - one of the things on this sign says that photography inside the Dome of the Rock, al-Aqsa Mosque and Islamic Museum is forbidden

One of the qanatirs on the easten side of the Harm al-Sharif

One of the qanatirs on the easten side of the Harm al-Sharif

The Dome of the Chain is located at the Temple Mount and it stands next to the Dome of the Rock

The Dome of the Chain is located at the Temple Mount and it stands next to the Dome of the Rock

By the looks of the things, it appears to be the water reservoir

By the looks of the things, it appears to be the water reservoir

The platform where Dome of the Rock is built is very spacious

The platform where Dome of the Rock is built is very spacious

Probably this room is used for the administrative purposes

Probably this room is used for the administrative purposes

This path comes from the Gate of Remission (Bab al-Huttah in Arabic) and it is located on the north side

This path comes from the Gate of Remission (Bab al-Huttah in Arabic) and it is located on the north side

Qanatir or arches at the Temple Mount, leading to the Gate of Remission

Qanatir or arches at the Temple Mount, leading to the Gate of Remission

One of the administrative rooms which look afters the al-Aqsa Mosque

One of the administrative rooms which look afters the al-Aqsa Mosque

Arches at the path which leads to the Gate of Darkness (Bab al-Atim in Arabic) is located on the north side

Arches at the path which leads to the Gate of Darkness (Bab al-Atim in Arabic) is located on the north side

Offices of the Islamic Auqaf and the head of the al-Aqsa Mosque

Offices of the Islamic Auqaf and the head of the al-Aqsa Mosque

Here Dome of the Spirits is seen with the arches in the background

Here Dome of the Spirits is seen with the arches in the background

Another photo of the Dome of the Spirits

Another photo of the Dome of the Spirits

Arches of the Gate of Bani Ghanim (Bab al-Ghawanima in Arabic) - this gate is located on the north-western corner

Arches of the Gate of Bani Ghanim (Bab al-Ghawanima in Arabic) - this gate is located on the north-western corner

Here Arches of the Gate of Bani Ghanim are seen on the left - in the middle of the photos is the Dome of the Spirits

Here Arches of the Gate of Bani Ghanim are seen on the left - in the middle of the photos is the Dome of the Spirits

This is Maktub (Madrasa) of the al-Aqsa Mosque

This is Maktub (Madrasa) of the al-Aqsa Mosque

The Dome of St. George also known as the Dome of Khidr (Kubbat al-Khadr) - this structure dates from the 16th century and it was built by the Ottomans

The Dome of St. George also known as the Dome of Khidr (Kubbat al-Khadr) - this structure dates from the 16th century and it was built by the Ottomans

The Office of the Translation is located on the Temple Mount - one of the minarets of the complex can be seen in the background

The Office of the Translation is located on the Temple Mount - one of the minarets of the complex can be seen in the background

The Dome of the Ascension - it is believed that this was the spot where, in Muslim belief, the Prophet Muhammad prayed before his ascent to heaven

The Dome of the Ascension - it is believed that this was the spot where, in Muslim belief, the Prophet Muhammad prayed before his ascent to heaven

Here Dome of the Ascension is loacted to the left and the Prayer Niche of the Prophet to the right

Here Dome of the Ascension is loacted to the left and the Prayer Niche of the Prophet to the right

View of the Prayer Niche of the Prophet

View of the Prayer Niche of the Prophet

A small mehrab pointing towards the Qibla (Mecca)

A small mehrab pointing towards the Qibla (Mecca)

This small mehrab is surrounded by the very thin pillars

This small mehrab is surrounded by the very thin pillars

Different offices and the arches seen on the northern side of the Temple Mount

Different offices and the arches seen on the northern side of the Temple Mount

Arches close to the Cotton Merchant's Gate (Bab al-Qattanin in Arabic) -  It was built by Mamluk Sultan ibn Kalaoun

Arches close to the Cotton Merchant's Gate (Bab al-Qattanin in Arabic) - It was built by Mamluk Sultan ibn Kalaoun

Area beside the Cotton Merchant's Gate on the western side

Area beside the Cotton Merchant's Gate on the western side

Arches of the Ablution Gate (Bab al-Matarah in Arabic) is located on the western flank

Arches of the Ablution Gate (Bab al-Matarah in Arabic) is located on the western flank

This office has different door as compared to others

This office has different door as compared to others

The Dome of Joseph seen from the side

The Dome of Joseph seen from the side

The Dome of Joseph (Yousef) seen from the front

The Dome of Joseph (Yousef) seen from the front

Arabic inscription on one of the walls of the Dome of Joseph

Arabic inscription on one of the walls of the Dome of Joseph

Interior of the Dome of Joseph on the Temple Mount

Interior of the Dome of Joseph on the Temple Mount

The Pulpit (minbar) is located to the south side of the Dome of the Rock

The Pulpit (minbar) is located to the south side of the Dome of the Rock

Exterior of the Dome of the Rock seen from steps leading to the al-Aqsa Mosque

Exterior of the Dome of the Rock seen from steps leading to the al-Aqsa Mosque

Main door of the al-Aqsa Mosque seen from the Dome of the Rock platform

Main door of the al-Aqsa Mosque seen from the Dome of the Rock platform

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