Islam’s most holy relics are being demolished in Mecca

...But such a transformation has come at a cost. The Washington-based Gulf Institute estimates that 95 per cent of Mecca's millennium-old buildings have been demolished in the past two decades alone. Dozens of key historical sites dating back to the birth of Islam have already been lost and there is a scramble among archaeologists and … Continue reading Islam’s most holy relics are being demolished in Mecca