Hajj exhibit opens in Paris, displays Kabaa’s Kiswa

French President Francois Hollande (3rd L) speaks with deputy Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia Prince Abdulaziz bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz (L) as they visit an exhibition on the Hajj in Paris, April 22, 2014. (AFP)

An exhibit showcasing more than 200 historical pieces reflecting the history of the Hajj has opened this week in Paris.

The show, which will run for three months, aims to broaden the visitors’ knowledge about Hajj, one of the five pillars of Islam.

It is organized by the King Abdulaziz Public Library and the Arab World Institute in Paris.

French President Francois Hollande opened the show on Tuesday and toured the gallery that showcased 230 rare artifacts, including 53 from Saudi Arabia…

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The Louvre has decided against an Eastern Christianity department, but it looks like the Saudis are picking up the tab for this display.