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History of Mecca __ "The Kaaba, the small cubical building now surrounded by the Sacred Mosque, is believed by Muslims to have been built by Abraham and has been a religious center ever since. Mecca became inhabited by the Quresh tribe, which directly descends from Khaidar (Kedar), the second son of Ismail. Descendants of this tribe today refer to themselves as Qureshis and are predominantly Muslim." An encyclopedic article. - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mecca#History

Islam - Mecca __ You will find a few articles about the city. - From about.com - http://islam.about.com/od/mecca/ 

King Abdul Aziz International Airport __ This airport is the arrival point for many pilgrims on the way to Mecca. A brief look at general information and information about the terminals, such as the special Hajj Terminal. - illustrated - From alnokhba.com - http://www.alnokhba.com/jeddah/public-transport/air/king-abdulaziz-airport.htm 


Makkah City - Saudi Arabia __ You will find a lot of information including geographical features, history and more. "The Holy City of Makkah lies inland, some 73 km east of Jiddah, in the narrow, sandy Valley of Ibrahim. The land consists of rugged, rocky (predominantly granite) terrain, with mountain ranges on three sides (to the west, south and east)." - alnokhba.com - http://www.alnokhba.com/saudi-arabia/cities-information-makkah.htm 
Map of Mecca __ You will find an interactive map with zoom feature. - illustrated - From ece.ubc.ca - http://www.ece.ubc.ca/~tkhattab/Images/mapmakka.jpg 

The Masjids of Makkah __ Annotated photo images of some of the mosques of Mecca. - illustrated - From bakkah.net - http://www.bakkah.net/life/masjids.htm 



Mecca __ You will find an overview of Mecca's history and place within Islam along with annotated photo images. - illustrated - From sacredsites.com - http://www.sacredsites.com/middle_east/saudi_arabia/mecca.html 

Mecca __ A brief overview of the city and its history. - From infoplease.com - http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/world/A0832430.html


Mecca __ You will find an encyclopedic article with links to related materials. "The city is revered as the holiest site of Islam, and a pilgrimage to it is required of all able-bodied Muslims who can afford to go, at least once in their lifetime. Muslims regard the al-Masjid al-Haram (The Sacred Mosque) as the holiest place on Earth." This and more. - illustrated - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mecca 

Mecca, Saudi Arabia __ A brief overview of Mecca and its history. - From lonelyplanet.com - http://www.lonelyplanet.com/theme/religion/rel_mecca.htm 


Mecca - Saudi Arabia local weather forecast and current conditions __ Current and forecast weather conditions for Mecca. - From ameinfo.com - http://www.ameinfo.com/weather/Saudi_Arabia/OEMK/ 

The Saudi Arabian Information Resource - The Holy City of Makkah __ A very brief description and photos. Text links lead to some additional information. - illustrated - From Government of Saudi Arabia - http://www.saudinf.com/main/a83.htm 

Travel in Mecca - Saudi Arabia - Photo Gallery __ Photo image gallery including a view of the 'Black Stone.' - illustrated - From mideasttravelling.net - http://www.mideasttravelling.net/saudi_arabia/mecca/mecca_gallery.htm 



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