Saudi Arabia releases first-ever close-up photos of Hajr-e-Aswad
In a historic first, Saudi Arabia has released crystal clear close-up images of Hajr-e-Aswad (sacred Black Stone) of the Ka’aba in Makkah.
The Black Stone was photographed for seven hours to produce a single image with the highest resolution, according to Saudi authorities.
The images are up to 49,000 megapixels and took 50 hours to develop.
Hajr-e-Aswad is believed to have descended directly from heaven and was given to the Prophet Abrahim by the angel Gabriel.
The Black Stone is encompassed by a frame made of pure silver and is located in the corner of thee Ka’aba, about a meter and a half from the found.
Muslims are encouraged to touch the stone after every Tawaf – or circumambulation – around the Ka’aba during the Umrah or Hajj pilgrimage.
Shooting Time: 7 hours.
Number of Photos: 1050 Fox Stack Panorama.
Image Resolution: 49,000 Mega Pixels.
Processing Time: More Than 50 Working Hours. https://t.co/E9xktWDGJr pic.twitter.com/MOUWWJZbHA
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