Medina, Saudi Arabia’s Radiant City

Medina Saudi Arabia

Loosely translating as “the radiant city” in Arabic, Saudi Arabia’s Medina formerly went by Yathrib but was renamed by the prophet Muhammed himself. Second only to Mecca in terms of religious importance, in addition to housing the world’s oldest mosque Medina also serves as Muhammed’s burying place.

Savannah Cox
Savannah Cox is the Managing Editor of All That Is Interesting. She holds a Master's Degree in International Relations, and works as a reporter/producer for DNAinfo.
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