9.19.2006

Mohammed at Mecca

The Kaaba at Mecca is so holy that non-Muslims are not allowed anywhere near it - Richard Burton is the last infidel to have seen it. But here not only is Mohammed's face fully depicted, but the Kaaba, which he is re-dedicating, is also shown.

Tabriz, circa 1315,
Library of the University of Edinburgh; Mohammed Image Archive.

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