Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Egypt handed the Egyptian tourism minister a piece of the Kaaba Kiswah (covering) as a present, to be placed in the new museum in the New Administrative Capital, east of Cairo.
More than two million pilgrims have covered Mount Arafat with white as Hajj (Pilgrimage) approached its peak on Saturday.
Such phenomenon happens twice a year over Kaaba on May 27 and July 15.
“Kiswat Al Ka'aba” is the texture that covers the Kaaba (a holy place for Muslims) in Mecca.
Today marks the annual occasion of changing the Kiswa of the Kaaba, the huge black silk cloth covering the Kaaba.
Muslim pilgrimage is a religious duty that must be carried out at least once in life by those capable, as it is one of the five basic pillars of Islam
Dozens of Saudi craftsmen, mostly in their 40s and 50s, are hard at work in a factory in Mecca preparing an embroidered black and gold cloth to cover the Kaaba.