In the title of Encyclopedia Britannica they suggest that "Facts Matter", but when we read their article on the history of Mecca, we find that facts don't matter near as much as propagating Islamic fables. In fact they parrot Islamic so-called "tradition", that was all created and put to the pen 7th to 10th centuries AD, that masquerades as thousands of years of pre-Muhammad history, yet without reference to any actual historical record from before the 5th century AD.
Check this quote from the folks that preposterously suggest that facts matter to them:
"According to Islamic tradition, Abraham and Ishmael, his son by Hagar, built the Kaʿbah as the house of God."
Do they cite cartoon characters to suggest that hitting someone over the head with a hammer doesn't hurt? They are doing nothing short of indoctrinating our kids, and anyone else who reads that unsupportable tripe, into the antichrist religion of Islam.
The FACT that MATTERS is that any pre-Muhammad Islamic so-called "tradition", regarding a history of Mecca from before the 4th century AD, demonstrates itself to be unsupportable fiction, whether investigated through scripture, history, archaeology or geography, as evidenced by THE ACTUAL HISTORICAL AND ARCHAEOLOGICAL RECORDS
presented throughout the related forum section