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Historical photographs of Makkah

Early photographs of Saudi Arabia's holy city, originally published in 1889

Historical photographs of Makkah
Shot of the big mosque during a samalat at the Ka'aba (www.theemptyquarter.com)
Historical photographs of Makkah
The Ka'aba in Makkah (www.theemptyquarter.com)
Historical photographs of Makkah
View of the tomb of Sittana Maimuna, the wife of the Prophet (PBUH), during the hajj (www.theemptyquarter.com)
Historical photographs of Makkah
Rika, or bridal throne, whereupon the bride is placed during dukhla night in Makkah (www.theemptyquarter.com)
Historical photographs of Makkah
A view of Makkah (www.theemptyquarter.com)
Historical photographs of Makkah
Groom sitting on marital throne in Makkah (www.theemptyquarter.com)
Historical photographs of Makkah
Hajj tent camp at the tomb of Sittana Maimuna, the wife of the Prophet (PBUH) (www.theemptyquarter.com)
Historical photographs of Makkah
Overview of the holy city of Makkah (www.theemptyquarter.com)
Historical photographs of Makkah
Overview of the holy city of Makkah (www.theemptyquarter.com)
Historical photographs of Makkah
The hajj tent camp at Sittana Maimuna's tomb (www.theemptyquarter.com)
Historical photographs of Makkah
Tent settlements in the western part of the Mina valley during the hajj (www.theemptyquarter.com)
Historical photographs of Makkah
Settlements in the eastern part of the Mina valley during the hajj (www.theemptyquarter.com)
Historical photographs of Makkah
View on Muzdalifa, the hajj resting place between Mina valley and Mt. Arafat (www.theemptyquarter.com)
Historical photographs of Makkah
A hajj tent camp at Mount Arafat (www.theemptyquarter.com)
Historical photographs of Makkah
A hajj tent camp to the east of Mount Arafat (www.theemptyquarter.com)
Historical photographs of Makkah
A hajj tent camp to the west of Mount Arafat (www.theemptyquarter.com)
Historical photographs of Makkah
Hajj camp east of Mount Arafat (www.theemptyquarter.com)
Historical photographs of Makkah
Group portrait of Sharif Yahya with his riding camel, his slave and two sharifs of lower rank (www.theemptyquarter.com)
Historical photographs of Makkah
Hajjis visiting the holy site of Sittana Maimuna's tomb (www.theemptyquarter.com)
Historical photographs of Makkah
The Empty Quarter Gallery in Dubai will present an exhibition of the 20 platinum prints during the month of the hajj. The exhibition opened on November 9 and runs until December 6 (www.theemptyquarter.com)
Historical photographs of Makkah
The Dubai gallery has teamed up with the Dutch Leiden University and Hes & De Graaf Publishers in Houten, the Netherlands, to present a exhibition revisiting the historical photographs of the holy city, published by Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje (pictured) in 1889 as 'Bilder aus Mekka' (www.theemptyquarter.com)
Historical photographs of Makkah
The original plates held by the Leiden University have been rephotographed and reprinted as a portfolio of valuable platinum prints (www.theemptyquarter.com)