The Places of Pilgrimage

Name of text: The Places of Pilgrimage
Author of text: 'Ali of Herat
Date of text: c. 1173
Date of person in text: d. 1215
Name of structure in text: Al-Aqsa/Aska Mosque
Type of structure in text: mosque
Date of structure in text
Century of structure 1:
Century of structure 2:
Country in text: Israel
Region in text:
City in text: Jerusalem
Specific place of mosaic in text: Roof, porticoes
Description of mosaic in text:

In this Mosque is the Mihrab of the Khalif ‘Omar; the Franks have not done it any damage.  On the roof I read the following inscription […] This inscription, as well as the porticoes are all done over with mosaics of gold, and these the Franks have not touched or in any way damaged.

Mosaic date in text:
Tesserae silver mentioned in text? No
Tesserae gold mentioned in text? Yes
Colour descriptions in text:

Le Strange, Guy, trans., Palestine under the Moslems (London: Alexander P. Watt, 1890), A Description of Syria and the Holy Land from AD 650 to 1500, translated from the works of the Mediaeval Arab Geographers, p. 102

Bodleian Library holds manuscript (MS. E. D. Clarkii 17, clv., Uri.) 



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