COSMOS GLOBAL: Monumental Treasures of the World, Episode 2

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Cosmos Global: Monumental Treasures of the World, Episode 2
Ullman, Frank - Television Director

Catalogue Number: CDG-DVD-134
UPC: 883629301013

Pisa is a Renaissance city at the mouth of the River Arno in western Tuscany, where historic monuments acknowledge the glory of this former maritime power. Besides its remarkable monuments, Pisa contains both spiritual and worldly artistic treasures of various Italian cities in total harmony. The Piazza dei Miracoli – The Square of Miracles – encircles the majestic Leaning Tower.

Several historic places of interest and ancient buildings such as the impressive Tour Hassan are to be found in Rabat, the capital of Morocco. The entrance gates to this area are protected by proud Horse Guards in traditional uniform. Their sharp-pointed lances symbolize the historic military power of the former leaders of the Almohad Dynasty. Today, the vast marble floor and the bases of several pillars indicate the huge dimensions of the unfinished mosque.

In the East Asian landscape of Myanmar, formerly Burma, is a proud and historic landmark. After a fascinating hour-long boat trip on the country's largest river, the Ayeyarwady, we arrive at Mingun. This friendly and hospitable village is well-known by both foreign and native visitors. Typical bullock carts are perfect for a journey into this region's past.

La Mezquita Cathedral is one of the most important historical monuments in Cordoba, a beautiful city in southern Spain and former residence of the Moorish Caliphs. This was once their centre of power, and in 756 AD Abderramán the First founded the Omaijad Empire of Al Andalus.

Lying to the south of the Caribbean island of Cuba, Trinidad was founded by the Spaniard Velazquez as a third settlement. In the 18th century, it was an intermediate stop prior to the conquest of Mexico, and the city experienced wealth and recognition through the cultivation of sugar cane.

The Venice of the Far East: this is the affectionate description given to the historic old Chinese town of Lijiang in the northwest province of Yunnan. Dayan, Lijiang's old town, contains an intriguing variety of canals and waterways.

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