Tagged: rocks

carving at Angkor Wat, Cambodia

photo of carving at Angkor Wat, Cambodia by John Hunter

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close up photo of the Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem

Close up view of the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem by Bill Hunter.

The Dome of the Rock (Arabic: مسجد قبة الصخرة‎ – Masjid Qubbat As-Sakhrah, Hebrew: כיפת הסלע‎ – Kipat Hasela) is a shrine located on the Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem. The Foundation Stone, at its heart, bears great significance for Jews, Christians and Muslims.

The Dome of the Rock is situated in the center of the Temple Mount, the site of the Jewish Second Temple. The location is holy to Christians primarily because of the role the Temple played in the life of Jesus. The Temple was destroyed in 70 CE by the Romans, who built a temple to Jupiter on the site. During the Byzantine era, Jerusalem was primarily Christian, and pilgrims came by the tens of thousands to experience the places where Jesus walked.

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view of the Great Salt Lake

Photo from Antelope Island in the Great Salt Lake.

Waterfall, Swiftcurrent Lake

Waterfall, Swiftcurrent Lake. Glacier National Park

Swiftcurrent Lake trail in the Many Glaciers area of Glacier National Park by John Hunter.

dinosaur bone

Dinosaur bone, Dinosaur National Monument. You have to look pretty closely but it is there (about the whole middle third of the picture actually).

Grand Canyon

Overlook of the Grand Canyon in Arizona.

Timpanogos Cave Trail

Timpanogos Cave Trail, Timpanogos Cave National Monument, Utah.

photo of the cliff palace at mesa verde NP

Cliff Palace, Mesa Verde National Park

Cliff Palace, Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado.