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oct 3, 631 - The Kaaba

Description:

631-632 CE
Granite masonry, covered with silk curtain and calligraphy in gold and silver wrapped thread.
Mecca, Saudi Arabia
• Means cube, square building elegantly draped in a cloth silk and cotton veil stitched with gold, is the holiest shrine in Islam
• Muslims believe Abraham and his son Ismail constructed it
• Originally unroofed, but modified extensively latest one in the 1950s
• Today it covers 40 acres, cubical, corners roughly allign with cardinal directions
• Qibla wall points in the direction of Mecca in every Mosque
• Large open space with colonnades on four sides and 7 minarets
• Hajj pilgrimage

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Kailee Keiser

Date:

oct 3, 631
Now
~ 1388 years ago

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