Bodily Imprints

 

The Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem marks the site from which the prophet Muhammad ascended into the heavens. On the rock are the prophet Muhammad's footprints.

Atop the Mount of Olives (from where this picture is taken) is a shrine, built by Saladin, to the Ascension of Jesus over a rock on which are the footprints of Jesus.

     
 

 

 

Footprints in solid stone, found in the Shetland Islands, believed to be from a legendary king. Footprints of the Buddha and of Visnu are also common in South Asia.

 
Bahai shrine in the hills above the city of Haifa  
 
Stones such as these were also used for other ritual purposes, such as the Hajar Sukhn displayed in the Pitt Rivers Museum.  

 

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