In pictures: What the Kaaba’s interior looks like

Muslim pilgrims touch the golden door of the Kaaba, Islam's holiest shrine, at the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016. Millions of pilgrims have arrived to Mecca ahead of the Hajj annual pilgrimage which begins Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
Muslim pilgrims touch the golden door of the Kaaba, Islam’s holiest shrine, at the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016. Millions of pilgrims have arrived to Mecca ahead of the Hajj annual pilgrimage which begins Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)

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In an area that does not exceed 180 meters square, the Kaaba contains three wooden columns which hold the Kaaba’s ceiling.

The wood used is one of the strongest types of wood and they were put by the prophet’s companion Abdullah bin Zubair.

They are more than 1,350 years old and are dark brown. The perimeter of each column is around 150 centimeters while the diameter is 44 centimeters.

Each column has a squared wooden base. Between these three columns, there is a pillar from which the Kaaba’s gifts are suspended. This pillar passes through all three columns and its sides extend to the northern and southern walls.08f31e5e-ee67-4bd4-8cba-f81b2c463db1
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