Adomnán, Arculf and the mosque on the Temple Mount
Royal Irish Academy
Adomnán preserves the earliest surviving account in Latin of a mosque on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, but his account poses a number of problems to students of Umayyad Jerusalem. This paper reviews two recent discussions of the historical value of his description of this mosque before concluding that he probably describes its appearance as it was being repaired c.660 following a great earthquake in 659.
Arculf , Mosque , Jerusalem , Umayyad , Temple Mount , Adomnán
Woods, D. (2016) 'Adomnán, Arculf and the mosque on the Temple Mount', Ériu, 66, pp. 179-190. doi:10.3318/ERIU.2016.66.6
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