DOME OF THE CHAIN

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Though not a mosque, this dome is used as a prayer house by Mus­lims.

It stands on the site where, ac­cord­ing to leg­end, the Is­raelite King Solomon (Shlomo) had sus­pended a chain be­tween heaven and earth. If two men ap­proached the chain to solve a prob­lem be­tween them, only the hon­est man could take hold of it as the chain would move out of the dis­hon­est man’s reach.

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