||Palace of Qasr al-Abd
||Living Stones: Where Archaeology Begins
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||Discovery of Qasr al-Abd's Ruins (1:52) -- Reconstructing Qasr al-Abd (4:56) -- Qasr al-Abd's Architecture (2:48) -- Hyrcanus the Tobiad (4:20) -- Qasr al-Abd's Decor (3:02) -- The Tragic End of Hyrcanus (2:57) -- Qasr al-Abd Survives (3:57)
||Considered the most imposing Hellenistic site in Jordan, the Qasr al-Abd at Iraq al-Amir was the dream of Hyrcanus, an unscrupulously ambitious member of the influential Tobiad family. With the assistance of architect Francois Larche, of the National Center of Scientific Research, this program virtually reconstructs the ornate but uncompleted palace-ironically, a symbol of Hyrcanus' failed aspirations. Fawzi Zayadine, of the Jordanian Department of Antiquities, places Hyrcanus, both the player and the pawn, within the context of the power struggle between the Ptolemaic and Seleucid Dynasties.
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|Interest grade level
||9 & up.
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|Source of description||Title from distributor's description.|
|Issued in other form||Original produced: 2001 Audiovisuel, 2001 9780736584012|
|Publisher number||32745s Films Media Group|
|Publisher number||32752 Films Media Group|