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    The black stone on Collections Sphere from Khalili Collections

    This photograph, showing the black stone in profile, was taken during an official visit. The door of the Ka’bah is open, an event which takes place twice a year on the first of Shabaan and then the first of Dhul Hijja, with invitations given to selected foreign delegations. The iron steps leading up to the Kab’ah door date this photograph to the late 1960s.

    The black stone