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Iraq al-amir : palace of Qasr al-Abd / 2001 Audiovisuel.

Other author/creator2001 Audiovisuel.
Other author/creatorFilms for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Other author/creatorFilms Media Group.
Format Electronic and Video (Streaming)
Publication InfoNew York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2006], c2001.
Description1 streaming video file (27 min.) : sd., col., digital.
Supplemental Content Part of the Films on Demand collection
Variant title Palace of Qasr al-Abd
Series Living Stones: Where Archaeology Begins
Living stones. ^A1038961
Contents 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)
Abstract 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.
General noteEncoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on June 04, 2006.
General noteFilms on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Access restrictionAccess requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Interest grade level 9 & up.
Technical detailsMode of access: Internet.
Technical detailsSystem requirements: FOD playback platform.
Source of descriptionTitle from distributor's description.
Issued in other formOriginal produced: 2001 Audiovisuel, 2001 9780736584012
Genre/formEducational films.
Genre/formInternet videos.
Publisher number32745s Films Media Group
Publisher number32752 Films Media Group

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