Empire Builders

Kings Of Europe Part 1: France, The Hapsburgs And

Season 1, Episode 2 of 6

In this episode of EMPIRE BUILDERS, we explore ten historic sites that help us follow the rise and fall of the great Muslim empires. We visit sites such as the Dome of the Rock, in Jerusalem, and the great Mosque of Damascus, home of the Umayyad dynasty. We explore the Mezquita Mosque in Cordoba, Spain, arguably the greatest building in Moorish Spain; and, travel to Topkapi Palace in Istanbul, home of the Ottoman sultans for hundreds of years. In Iran, we visit the fabulous Shah Mosque. Now known as the Iman Mosque, it was built by the Ottomans' rivals, the Persian Safavids. In Agra, India, we explore the Taj Mahal, the greatest building constructed by the Mughal Empire's Shah Jahan.

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