Dome of the Rock

Dome of the Rock The drum of the dome housing the rock is held up by four pillars and 12 columns, allowing for circumnambulation. The bases of these pillars form the intersecting points of a star-shaped polygon and create two squares traced in the center circle. These rectangular areas display proportions between the sides of a square and its diagonal, a relationship that corresponds to the irrational number of the square root of two. This system of proportion creates an "organic", harmony in the building