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FREE London Lecture: The Ka’ba of Mecca as Axis and Matrix Mundi
February 13, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Ka’ba of Mecca as axis and matrix mundi, Dr Simon O’Meara (SOAS)
Mappa mundi with the ‘Dome of the earth’ (Qubbat al-arḍ) at the centre, the Kaʿba next to it, and the Lighthouse of Alexandria at the perimeter. From an unidentified late medieval or pre-modern Persianate manuscript. Gouache and ink on paper.