Now Mel goes to the Mosaics, and points out that the mosaics on the inner arcade are much too sophisticated for the 7th century.
They are smooth and elegant, and have detailed pictures, many of them with symbolism.
When you compare other mosaics from the same time, and from the same area, you will notice that they are much cruder, and not nearly as pretty or well crafted.
You can see the frescoes from Qasr Amra, created in the 7th century, which are crude in comparison to what we have in the Dome of the Rock, whose mosaics are more similar to the mosaics of Suleyman of the 16th century, nearly 800-900 years later.
This suggests pretty strongly that those inscriptions are not the original ones built by Abd al-Malik, but were added at a much later date; in fact, perhaps 100s of years later!
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(64,820) Music: “Townsong” by Alexander Nakarada, from filmmusic-io