The archaeological record of Arabia is one of the best preserved on earth because the relatively low rainfall mitigates degradation of thearchaeological evidence. Many ancient towns suchas Yemen, Qudar,Dedan, Tiema,Mada'in Saleh
(Al-Hijr),Magan(Oman) and Dilmun are well
attested in the historical and archaeologicalrecord, and even attest to each other. That recordeven notes Arabian towns established before theChristian era, that came and went within a few centuries, but
Mecca is absent from thoserecords.
This is particularly surprising because Mecca waseventually built on one of the most establishedtrade routes in Arabia about which historicalrecord abounds, exposing 7th and 8th century created Islamic "tradition" that suggests thatMecca had been the center of Islam, forthousands of years before Mohammed.
Compare the absence of pre-4th century historicalevidence of Mecca, with the massive volume of evidence of Jerusalem,
the historical andgeographical epicenter of Judaism andChristianity
archaeology of Jerusalem- or -
historical and archaeological evidence jerusalem-or -
One quickly learns that archaeology increasingly confirms the Bibleas a reliable source of ancienthistorical record. One can hardly lift a shovel of earth anywhere near Jerusalem without having itcontain ancient artifacts. There area millionartifactsjust on display!
If the Arabian's "Allah" commissioned the Kaabato be constructed at the center of the world, below the gate to heaven, why then did YHWH
( Yahweh) give David thesite locationanddetailed
instructionfora tabernacleonMount Moriah,
that was builtby his son Solomon over 3,000 years ago, and rebuilt by Herod over 2500 yearsago, that stood666 nautical milesfrom Mecca?