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To: SunkenCiv

i have always been interested in the black stone in the kaaba. reputed to be an ancient meteorite. i find that fascinating that in this age, a substantial number of persons worldwide pray to a metorite from biblical times.


20 posted on 08/29/2011 6:08:25 PM PDT by beebuster2000
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To: beebuster2000
The meteorite is set into a stainless steel bracket. Here's the problem ~ that's not the original! There are public records of it having been replaced with other meteorites from time to time.

The Arabians have had access to a storehouse of meteorites out in the Empty Quarter for hundreds of years. When they need a new one they just go get it. They seem also to have served to help them get a head start on making corrosion resistant or "stainless steel" weapons, armor, decorative screens and so on.

27 posted on 08/29/2011 6:23:26 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: beebuster2000

The black stone is reputedly a meteorite; since it hasn’t been studied, there’s not really any way to know for sure. It could be a regular stone that has become black from all the human body contact, polished smooth, and of course, coated with dead cells and saliva. :’)


47 posted on 08/30/2011 5:38:39 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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