The Chapel of the Ascension is a shrine located on the Mount of Olives, in Jerusalem. Part of a larger complex consisting first of a Christian church and monastery, then an Islamic mosque, it is located on a site the faithful traditionally believe to be the earthly spot where Jesus ascended into Heaven forty days after His resurrection. It houses a slab of stone believed to contain one of His footprints.
The main structure of the chapel is from the Crusader era; the octagonal drum and stone dome are Muslim additions. The exterior walls are decorated with arches and marble columns. The entrance is from the west.
The interior of the chapel consists of a mihrab indicating the direction of Mecca in the south wall.
On the floor, inside a stone frame, is a slab of stone call the "Ascension Rock"
The main octagonal ædicule surrounds the Ascension rock, said to contain the right footprint of Christ. The section bearing the left footprint having been taken to the Al-Aqsa Mosque in the Middle Ages. The faithful believe that the impression was made as Jesus ascended into Heaven and is venerated as the last point on earth touched by the incarnate Christ.
The surrounding walls of the chapel.