National Geographic : 1952 Dec
834 John Scofleld Gnarled Trees on Jerusalem's Mount of Olives Look Down on Herod's Ancient Wall Among the olive groves on these stony slopes Jesus wept over Jerusalem. Dome of the Rock (just beyond wall) marks the spot where Abraham offered to sacrifice Isaac, and Solomon and Herod built their temples. Legend says Jeremiah hid the Ark of the Covenant under the Rock. Moslems believe Mohammed ascended to heaven from this sacred place. Abd el Melik's Mosque (miscalled Omar's) has occupied the grounds since the seventh century.