Name of text: Description
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Date of text: 985
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Name of structure in text: Al-Aqsa/Aska Mosque, Jerusalem
Type of structure in text: mosque
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Country in text: Israel
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City in text: Jerusalem
Specific place of mosaic in text: Ceiling of colonnades along the North Wall of the Haram area
Description of mosaic in text: The ceilings everywhere – except those of the colonnades at the back (along the North Wall of the Haram Area) – are covered with lead in sheets; but in those (northern) colonnades the ceilings are made of mosaics studded-in.
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Tesserae silver mentioned in text? No
Tesserae gold mentioned in text? No
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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, pp. 99, 190, 191

Le Strange's text sourced from M. J. Goeje, Bibliotheca Geographorum Arabicorum (Leiden: 1870, 1873), vol. 3


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