Rebecca Masterton, Dr Rebecca Masterton graduated with a BA in Japanese Language and Literature; an MA in Comparative East Asian and African Literature and a PhD in Islamic literature of West Africa. She has been... Answered 2 years ago

There is a book entitled Sustainable Vernacular Architecture edited by Ali Sayigh that has a few lines on how the Kaaba is very like particular houses in Portugal called 'saloio' houses (believed to have been influenced by Middle Eastern architecture). Maybe Ali Sayigh could have more to say on this. I will try to find his contact iA.