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Solomon's Stables - in the front of the gate, Temple Mount, Jerusalem

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The Solomon’s stables is also referred to as the “Marwani Prayer Hall”. It is an underground space which is now utilized as a prayer area for the Muslims. The area covers about 500 square meters and is considered as a part of the Temple Mount and the Al-Aqsa Mosque. It is situated beneath the Southeast portion of the Temple Mount and is about 13 meters under the courtyard.

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