||Venice of the sands
||Living Stones: Where Archaeology Begins
Living stones. ^A1038961
||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)
||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 note||Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on June 04, 2006.|
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|Interest grade level
||12 & up.
|Technical details||Mode of access: Internet.|
|Technical details||System requirements: FOD playback platform.|
|Source of description||Title from distributor's description.|
|Issued in other form||Original produced: 2001 Audiovisuel, 2001 9780736584050|
|Publisher number||32745s Films Media Group|
|Publisher number||32754 Films Media Group|