Jordan's king donates carpet to Al Aqsa Mosque

October 9, 2006 17:29


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Jordan's King Abdullah II has donated a huge carpet to the Al Aqsa mosque and is launching an architectural competition for a fifth minaret for the building, which stands in Jerusalem on the third holiest site in Islam, the palace said Monday. The palace statement came after the king chaired a meeting of senior Islamic clerics who are overseeing the renovation at the site. Known to Muslims as the Holy Sanctuary and to Jews as the Temple Mount, the site has been damaged by earthquakes, other natural causes and arson. The carpet will cover 2,000 square meters (2,400 square yards), the statement said. The king also announced a competition to design a fifth minaret for Al Aqsa, which is expected to cost 400,000 to 500,000 Jordanian dinars (US$600,000 to 700,000; euros 476,000 to 556,000).

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