Dome of the Ascension
When he had led them out to the vicinity of Bethany, he lifted up his hands and blessed them. While he was blessing them, he left them and was taken up into heaven. Then they worshipped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy.
The shrine marking the place where Jesus is believed to have ascended to heaven offers Christians a somewhat disappointing experience. All that remains of the several churches built to celebrate the Ascension is a small octagonal structure on a property that is now part of a mosque.
Plain and unadorned, the Dome of the Ascension stands in a walled compound east of the main road that runs on the top of the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem. The location is just north of the Church of Pater Noster — which is built over a cave that the first Christians used as a more secluded place to commemorate the Ascension.
The last church on the site was captured by the Muslim sultan Saladin when he defeated the Crusaders in 1187. Since Muslims also believe in the Ascension of Jesus, it was converted into a mosque. The original open-plan roofless structure was walled up and a dome added when it was converted into a Mosque. All Christain denominations are still allowed to access the site for private prayer.