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Could Mecca Time Replace Greenwich Mean Time?

“For 125 years, the world has set its watches based on one clock, on the top of a hill, in London. But that could change with the building of a new clock tower in Saudi Arabia.

According to the Telegraph, the Royal Mecca Clock Tower is a newly-erected building in Mecca, Islam’s holiest city, located in Saudi Arabia. The clock is set to start tomorrow, as Muslims around the world begin to observe Ramadan. It looks very similar to London’s St. Stephen’s Tower (which contains the Big Ben bell), but on a much larger scale. Each face of the clock measures 151 feet in diameter, and once a spire is added the tower will stand 2,000 feet tall. The tower will remind people to pray by flashing green and white lights that can be seen for 18 miles. The clock will run on Arabia Standard Time, which is three hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time.”  Read more.



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