The Dome of the Rock

Continuity in Architecture are pleased to announce the recent publication of the paper “The Dome of the Rock: Origin of its Octagonal Plan” by our former colleague Dr. Anwarul Islam (and Zaid F. Al- Hamad). Published in Palestine Exploration Quarterly the paper has been described by the Islamic Art and Architecture authority Professor Emeritus Oleg Grabar of Princeton University as presenting ‘a very cogent and intelligent statement’ on the building’s origins. The paper is published in PEQ 139, 2 (2007), pages 109-128, and is produced by the Palestine Exploration Fund, founded in London in 1865.

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