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Palmyra : Venice of the sands / 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
Subject(s)
Variant title Venice of the sands
Series Living Stones: Where Archaeology Begins
Living stones. ^A1038961
Contents History of Palmyra (5:06) -- Palmyra: Green Oasis (3:09) -- Palmyra: Venice of the Sands (3:52) -- Layout of Ancient Palmyra (3:30) -- Souks and the Splendor of Palmyra (4:51) -- Palmyrian Tombs and Zenobia (4:45)
Abstract Thriving in the shadows of the Roman and Parthian Empires, the polyglot oasis town of Palmyra, "the Venice of the Sands," grew rich on the caravan trade between northern Syria and Babylonia. In this program, archaeological footage and 3-D computer-generated images enable viewers to step into that bustling multicultural center, with its busy streets, temples to ancient gods, and silent tombs. In addition, the socioeconomic history of the region is described, along with Palmyra's bid for rulership of the eastern Roman Empire during the reign of Zenobia.
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 12 & 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 9780736584050
Genre/formEducational films.
Genre/formInternet videos.
Genre/formVideorecording.
Publisher number32745s Films Media Group
Publisher number32754 Films Media Group

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