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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 4 months ago

Mecca is not far from the Red Sea? is that for a business reason? as Red Sea is the most important thorough way in world?

trade between east and west passes through the Red Sea. it is the channel of water that allows barges to flow from China all the way through the Mediterranean and even to the Eastern USA?

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  • User
    Lv 7
    4 months ago
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    1) Mecca is not far from the Red Sea?

    Well...that depends on what you mean by "far".

    2) is that for a business reason?

    Yes. It's because Mecca is where Muhammad established Islam.

    3) as Red Sea is the most important thorough way in world?

    That's debatable

    but certainly in the time of Muhammad that was NOT true.

    4) trade between east and west passes through the Red Sea.

    Yes...and the Panama Canal...and the Mediterranean Sea...and the Indian Ocean...and the Pacific Ocean...etc. etc.

    5) it is the channel of water that allows barges to flow from China all the way through the Mediterranean and even to the Eastern USA?

    It's part of one of them. There are several others.

  • Gabe
    Lv 6
    3 months ago

    Of course, as it represented one of many stops on the trade routes of the time.

  • 4 months ago

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  • 4 months ago

    Of course it's always encouraging when a young person starts to look at a map, but please do consider that you are unlikely to be telling any of us here anything that we haven't already known for decades.

    Mecca was established millennia before the Suez Canal was built. Any trade between China and the Mediterranean went over land.

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  • F
    Lv 6
    4 months ago

    You may have noticed a lot of major cities are by the sea or on a major river. (London, New York, LA, Shanghai, Athens, Istanbul, Venice, Amsterdam, Tokyo and many more.)

    This is because they were founded when boat was the only feasible long distance travel . Mecca has been there for more than 2000 years and the holy city for at least 1500, so the bulk of pilgrims would have arrived by boat.

  • Anonymous
    4 months ago

    The Red Sea is nowhere near the most important waterway in the world. 

  • 4 months ago

    Saudi Arabia is surrounded  on 3 sides by water

  • ?
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    No.

    Mecca is where it is because it was built around the Kaaba. 

    The Kaaba is where it is because it was built around the sacred "black stone".

    And, this happened in the Pagan days, long before Muhammad existed.

  • Mike
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    Cities were built along important trade routes and waterways.  The Suez Canal was not always there, but the Red Sea was an important seaway for shipping.  That goes back thousands of years.

  • Anonymous
    4 months ago

    Mecca was there many many centuries before the Suez Canal was constructed in  1869, and it was not until the canal was constructed that boats could travel from the red sea to the Mediterranean.  That would mean that there was no through traffic when Mecca became a city.

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