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Jeddah: Gateway to the Hajj

For hundreds of years, the city of Jeddah has served as the gateway to Mecca and an important transportation hub for Muslim pilgrims on Hajj. This exhibit charts how changing modes of travel both map onto Jeddah’s urban fabric and shape the pilgrim experience. The following pages consider Jeddah at three points: 1100, 1850, and the present. To best describe how pilgrims traveled to and through the city, these historical periods are presented - whenever possible - through first hand accounts.


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