Kaaba Mecca, Saudi Arabia

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The Ka'ba is believed to have been built by Abraham and his son Ishmael. Enshrining a sacred stone, it is said to be first place on earth that was created. It is the directional focus of Muslim prayers worldwide.

Facts & Stats on the Kaaba

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318623
Names
Ka'ba
al-Ka'bah
Kaaba
Categories
Coordinates
21.422522° N, 39.826190° E

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Kaaba (Mecca, Saudi Arabia)
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Holly Hayes
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March 21, 2015