Key to the Kaaba sold to anonymous bidder

April 10, 2008 § 1 Comment

Al-Jazeera reports that one out of the 58 keys to the Kaaba was sold to an anonymous bidder at Sotheby’s for $18.1 million. All the other keys are currently in museums and this is the only known key to be in the hands of an individual.

The key is 37 cm long, made of iron, and dates back to the Abbasid era.

Eighteen-million is a lot of money, so shouldn’t we be able to narrow down a list of possible bidders? No?

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