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Although it's just a miniature of Herod's great temple in Jerusalem, it's also the only surviving work of his that's intact. The minarets were added much later. So was the puny cap on the wall and the structure plastered against the side. It supposedly houses Joseph's tomb, though the Bible points to Nablus.

For centuries after the church built inside the enclosure became a mosque, Jews were excluded and allowed only to peep through a crack in the wall. The crack was mostly plugged in 1967, but observant Jews still pray at that point, where they get a peek at Isaac's cenotaph.

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