Here is a rare picture which was shot inside the Kaaba – the black rectangular cube which is the center of the Islamic world. Here is a short description of how it is inside:
Entrance to the inside of the Kaaba is gained through a door set 2 m (7 feet) above the ground on the north-eastern wall of the Kaaba, which acts as the façade. It is accessed by a wooden staircase on wheels, usually stored between the arch-shaped gate of Banu Shaybah and the well of Zamzam. Inside the Kaaba, there is a marble floor. The interior walls are clad with marble half-way to the roof; tablets with Qur’anic inscriptions are inset in the marble. The top part of the walls are covered with a green cloth decorated with gold embroidered Qur’anic verses. The building is believed to be otherwise empty. Caretakers perfume the marble cladding with scented oil, the same oil used to anoint the Black Stone outside.
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