Saudi Gazette carries a story about the history of the city of Jeddah. Interesting and worth reading.

Jeddah, the birth of a city
Roberta Fedele |Saudi Gazette

The history of Jeddah is closely tied to the history of the pilgrimage and to its strategic position on regional and international trade routes connecting the Indian Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea, according to a professor at the University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne.

Eric Vallet, an associate professor at the university, analyzed the most relevant moments that characterized the history of the city in the first 10 centuries of the Muslim era. The researcher shared the results of his studies during an exclusive lecture at the French Consulate General.

He said: “No other port is linked to the history of Islam as the port of Jeddah.

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