More accurately this should be called the Western Wall – all that remains of the incredible Temple complex built by King Herod and destroyed by the Romans – a place of fervent prayer for orthodox Jews as I saw with my own eyes.
The Temple Mount today includes the Al Aqsa mosque, which became the headquarters of the Knights Templar after 1118. They believed it to be the Temple of Solomon. Nearby, the Dome of the Rock was turned into a church after the Christian conquest of Jerusalem in 1099. It was called the Templum Domini.