Haram Ash Sharif (Noble Sanctuary)الحرم الشريف

Haram Ash Sharif (Noble Sanctuary)

Early Islamic Period (640—1099 CE)

Sketch: Razan Hassouna [Gaza], Gaza
Embroidery: Iman Shehaby [Tabariyeh], Ain al-Hilweh, Lebanon
Size: 59 x 96 cm

The Haram Ash Sharif (Noble Sanctuary) contains the Al-Aqsa Mosque – the third holiest site in Islam – and the Dome of the Rock.  The latter was initially completed in 691 CE at the order of Umayyad Caliph Abd al-Malik. It was built on the site of the Roman temple of Jupiter Capitolinus, which had in turn been built on the site of the Second Jewish Temple, destroyed during the Roman siege of Jerusalem in 70 CE.

Further viewing

Palestinian History Tapestry exhibition in Stroud from Feb 18—23rd Lansdown Hall & Gallery, Lansdown, Stroud GL5 1BB.

A unique opportunity to view selected pieces from the Palestinian History Tapestry in one of Stroud's premier galleries.

The exhibition will run from the evening of Monday 17th February to Sunday 23rd, opening from 11am—6pm.

Come and see this beautiful work, experience the Palestinian History Tapestry as never before.