World’s largest clock started ticking, I’m so proud of Saudi Arabia

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I couldn’t be prouder of Saudi Arabia, even if you dare me to.

Saudi Arabia has built the world’s largest clock, the dial of which is 43×43 meters and is 5 times the dial of Big Ben, on what is to be the 2nd tallest building in the world (after Burj Khalifa).

The clock is located in Macca Al-Mokarrama, and overlooks the Holy Ka3ba. It can be seen from 3o kilometers away, and stands at a height of more than 500 meters (600+ upon completion).

Saudi Arabia started a 3 month trial run of the clock, and picked the 1st of Ramadan as the most perfect day to start the giant clock. I can’t describe this event better than MSNBC‘s commentary:

“Muslim pilgrims pray inside the Grand Mosque, with the Mecca Clock lit up in the background, on the first day of the fasting month of Ramadan in Mecca, Wednesday, Aug. 11. The giant clock on a skyscraper in Islam’s holiest city Mecca began ticking on Wednesday at the start of the fasting month of Ramadan, amid hopes by Saudi Arabia it will become the Muslim world’s official timekeeper.”

I’m so proud of Saudi Arabia.


Amazing Exhibition: Door of Holly Ka’aba along with Ancient A9nam

The original door of Al-Ka3ba Al-Mosharafa is currently under exhibition at the Louvre’s Museum as part of the “Roads of Saudi Arabia” Exhibition.

What is shocking about this exhibition is that it will also feature an ancient statue dating 400-600 b.c., and this statue is just like Al-A9nam the Profit Mohammad ordered to be destroyed at the beginning of Islam.

The show will run from July 14 till September 27, 2010, and will be in the Louvre’s new Islamic Arts halls financed by prince Al-Waleed Bin Talal (approx. cost is $24.5 million).

I think the door is just amazing.